Jerusalem architecture - Revised Edition / דוד קרויאנקר

Jerusalem architecture

Revised Edition

דוד קרויאנקר

יצא לאור ע"י הוצאת כתר, בשנת 2003, מכיל 216 עמודים,

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Jerusalem, ancient city sacred to Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike, is an architectural wonder with a history of building that extends over three thousand years. It is also a living,vital city - the New Jerusalem, capital of a modern state - whose accomplishments in mass housing public monuments, private dwellings, and urban planning rival those of the venerated past. In this book, David Kroyanker has written the first complete one - volume survey of architecture in Jerusalem, beginning with the vestigial remains of the First Temple Period and passing on through the climactic Second Temple Period, the Roman and Byzantine eras, the arrival of Islam, the Crusader Kingdom, the Ayubbids, the Mamluks, and the Ottomans. For Jerusalem, the modem age began in the mid - 19th century with the first vigorous surge of new building since the 16th century, when Suleiman the Magnificent had the city fortified with the splendid circuit of high batllemented walls that give Jerusalem its legendary, fairy - tale look. Written by a leading Israeli preservationist and architectural historian, under the auspices of the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies, this invaluable new book comes fully illustrated, with a brilliant array of maps, drawings, and photographs, hundreds of them in color and most of them specially commissioned. Jerusalem, being the historic, fabled place it is, the book dwells at length on the splendor of the city under King Herod, the urban layout established by the Romans and Byzantines, the supremely beautiful Dome of the Rock built by the early Muslims, the Romanesque grandeur of the Crusaders' Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the Mamluks' handsome and colorful religious institutions, and, of course, the colossal ramparts, with their looming towers and crenellated gates. Within these Old City walls, the author also explores the various and fascinating characteristics of the four traditionally distinct quarters - Christian, Muslim, Jewish, and Armenian - with their narrow lanes weaving through mazes of domed and stacked cubic structures fashioned of the fine honey - colored limestone indigenous to Jerusalem. Adding to the mystery of this multicultural world are the ubiquitous bay windows, shuttered and projected from upper stories for greater space inside as well elegant building and planning carried out under the British Mandate.

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