HOLLOW LAND: Israel's Architecture of Occupation

Weizman, Eyal. 2007. HOLLOW LAND: Israel's Architecture of Occupation. Verso Books. ISBN 9781844671250 [Book]

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Acclaimed exploration of the political space created by Israel's colonial occupation

From the tunnels of Gaza to the militarized airspace of the Occupied Territories, Eyal Weizman unravels Israel's mechanisms of control and its transformation of Palestinian towns, villages and roads into an artifice where all natural and built features serve military ends. Weizman traces the development of this strategy, from the influence of archaeology on urban planning, Ariel Sharon's reconceptualization of military defence during the 1973 war, through the planning and architecture of the settlements, to the contemporary Israeli discourse and practice of urban warfare and airborne targeted assassinations.

Hollow Land lays bare the political system at the heart of this complex and terrifying project of late-modern colonial occupation.

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2015, Aretz Halula, Ha’arhitektura shel Hakibush, Tel Aviv: Babel Books (forthcoming)
2012, A través de los muros, Madrid: Errate naturae editors (Spanish)
2011, περπατώντας μέσα από τους τοίχους, Athens: ΤΟΠOBOPOΣ (Greek)
2009, Durch Wände gehen, Leipzig: Konserve-Verlag (German translation of an updated and extended chapter)
2009, Sperrzonen: Israels architektur der besatzung, Hamburg: Edition Nautilus (German)
2009, Architettura dell'occupazione: spazio politico e controllo territoriale in Palestina e Israele, Milan: Bruno Mondadori, (Italian)
2007, A travers les mures, Paris: La Fabrique, (French translation of an extended and updated chapter)

More than 40 reviews in academic journals, magazines and dailies including The Nation, London Review of Books, The Independent, Azure, LOGOS journal, Ha'aretz, Financial Times, RIBA Journal, The New Humanist, Architects' Journal, Future Anterior, Harpers, Shofar, Journal of Palestine Studies, Jerusalem Quarterly, Political Geography, Architectural Review, New Statesman, Modern Painters, Frieze, SITE, Contemporary, Bidoun, Counterpunch, Tagesanzeiger, Sueddeutsche zeitung, (in German) RéFractions (in French), Espaces et Sociétés (in French), Manifesto (Italian): http://roundtable.kein.org/node/655

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24 Mar 2009 13:42

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07 Jul 2017 15:21



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