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    ISRAEL'S ARCHITECTURE OF HOPE

    It was born in Germany. It flourished in Tel Aviv. The Bauhaus modernist movement saw light with the birth of the Weimar Republic, then it was extinguished in Germany with the demise of the republic.

    The Bauhaus ideas, expressed mainly in architecture, were socially, economically, artistically, and technologically progressive. And they were anathema to the totalitarian, anti-humanistic Nazi regime. The Bauhaus school was therefore closed soon after the Nazis' rise to power, and its proponents persecuted.

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    A IS FOR APPLE...NO MORE

    Book Review: Arches to Zigzags: An Architecture ABC, by Michael J. Crosbie. Harry N. Abrams., Inc., 2000, ISBN 0-8109-4218-6.

    Arches to Zigzags is ostensibly an aid to youngsters learning the alphabet. But its professional photography and explanation of architectural terms in verse commends it to an older age group. For those who get caught up in the beautiful images by Steve and Kit Rosenthal, the appendix explains their origins and gives more information about the terminology.

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    THE FACTORY ARCHITECTURE OF ALBERT KAHN

    In the late nineteenth century, the industrial geography of the United States underwent a decisive shift linked to the emergence of the automobile and aeronautics industries. Already, from Pittsburgh to Buffalo to Chicago, and including Cleveland, Akron, and Toledo, a chain of regional metropolises formed that counter balanced the industrial centers of the original thirteen colonies.

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    More Building Culture

    Group saves Wright's only Prairie-style house in Ohio — CNN Style, 2000.1130

    Artistic innovations take center stage at museums — CNN Style, 2000.1124

    Donation To Restore Treasury Building — AP at Yahoo, 2000.1120

    Not Nelson's Obelisk — James Burke, Scientific American, 2000.12

    House of the People — Washington Post, 2000.1101

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