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Buy Hollow Land: Israel’s Architecture of Occupation 2nd Revised edition by Eyal Weizman (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low. Architect Eyal Weizman’s study of the built environment that sustains the Hollow Land examines several key moments in the transformation of the built. Acclaimed exploration of the political space created by Israel’s colonial occupation This new edition of the classic work on the politics of.

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I have read many geographical works that try to mobilize the concept of “verticality” but they often ring a bit shallow.

Hollow Land and the Politics of ‘Archupation’

I then asked him, if so, why does he not read Derrida and deconstruction instead? Transgressing boundaries is the holllw of the condition of “smoothness”. Jan 07, Ariel rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: He says elsewhere ‘The architecture of the frontier could not be said to be simply ‘political’ but rather ‘politics in matter’.

La loro architettura, holloa dai quartieri ebraici yollow in cemento ma rivestiti di pietra, serve da oggetto di contemplazione estetica. It also challenges you to question liberalism itself, and joins in the growing body of literature critical of both liberal reform and foreign aid and the ways these so often go together.

I am fascinated by the idea of elastic geographies, the way that borders and boundaries shift and change, the way that inside and outside are blurred. The State certainly has a level of power, but such boundaries are elastic because contested thus the actions of multiple actors comes into play: New dimensionalities of space are being produced in the weizmsn Eyal Weizman is an architect, professor of spatial and visual cultures and director of the Centre ho,low Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London.


His focus is quite heavy on the built environment, which is less relevant for me, but I think that nonetheless produced space and its control is clearly part of any military strategy. I confess I did not know a great deal about the details of Israel’s occupation. I am surely excluding parts of it. View all 19 comments. It looks at the ways in which the different forms of Israeli rule weiz,an themselves in space, analysing the geographical, territorial, urban and architectural conceptions and the interrelated practices that form and sustain them.

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Lists with This Book. Fun look at all the ways Israel oppresses the Palestinian people.

This is an excellent and incredibly in depth view of how architecture integrates with Israel’s occupation of Palestine. Though I admit, given Israel’s latest round of assassinations and bombing of hillow Gaza strip even now, hope seems very far away. There is just so much here. His discussion of these structures is chronological, corresponding to different periods of occupation. I don’t have time to finish this right now, but I wanted to say that it is indeed very good.

It would appear that when a space becomes densely settled, urbanized, or coveted, i A relentlessly fascinating look at how the Isreali military, Isreali settlers, and other actors have used space to occupy, control, and structure Palestine over the last 50 years.


In he designed a permanent folly in Gwangju, South Korea which was documented in the book The Roundabout Revolution Sternberg, Weuzman 03, gonads rated it it was amazing.

Simply in light of my own work I thought that the introduction was one of the most compelling parts of the book.

Nov 26, Liz marked it as to-read Shelves: Jul 30, Ilaria rated it it was amazing. An in depth look at a 21st century occupation.

Israel’s Architecture of Occupation by Eyal Weizman. While not written as a history, this gives you an incredible depth and breadth of view into the situation. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. In he set up, with Sand Eyal Weizman is an architect, professor of spatial and visual cultures and director of the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Even where he emphasizes the ways in which Jewish settlers followed their own logics to counterproductive results at times and stated outright that Ariel Sharon didn’t mastermind the settlement process, the rest of the chapter and perhaps the book seems to prove that his finger was literally in every pie.