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Oakton turns the spotlight on Tel Aviv architecture

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  • Nathan Harpaz, Ph.D., curator of Oakton Community College's Koehnline Museum of Art.

      Nathan Harpaz, Ph.D., curator of Oakton Community College's Koehnline Museum of Art.
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Established as a Jewish settlement in 1909, Tel Aviv has become Israel's financial center and the country's second largest city. Join Nathan Harpaz, Ph.D., curator of Oakton Community College's Koehnline Museum of Art, as he discusses his new book, "Zionist Architecture and Town Planning: The Building of Tel Aviv (1919-1929)" from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Friday Jan. 31, at the college's Des Plaines campus, 1600 E. Golf Road (Room 2609).

Harpaz's free lecture headlines Oakton Library's "Beautiful Minds" distinguished speaker series, open to the public.

Published by Purdue University Press, Harpaz's book documents Tel Aviv's architectural history and the desire of European architects to establish a new style of Zionist urbanism in Israel in the years following World War I.

An art historian, Harpaz earned degrees in psychology and art history from Tel Aviv University. He received his doctoral degree in interdisciplinary studies from Cincinnati's Union Institute and University. In addition to managing Oakton's art museum, Harpaz teaches art history and museum studies courses at the college.

Contact Jane Malik, Oakton's assistant professor of library services, for more information at (847) 635-1715 or jmalik@oakton.edu.

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