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The White City refers to a collection of over 4,000 Bauhaus or International style buildings built in Tel Aviv from the 1930s by German Jewish architects who immigrated to the British Mandate of Palestine after the rise of the Nazis. Tel Aviv has the largest number of buildings in this style of any city in the world.
Back in 1973, Norman Mailer and Jon Naar collaborated on The Faith of Graffiti. The book combined Mailer’s essay about the kids who were writing their names on the walls and subway cars in New York City at the time with Naar’s photographs. The Faith had been out of print for years, until HarperCollins reissued it this past January.
Ryuko Tsushin focused on designer’s fashion and culture for the woman with an anti-state fashion mind. It aimed to appeal to women with intellectual inquisitiveness.
Gloria Vanderbilt is an American artist, actress, heiress, and socialite most noted as an early developer of designer blue jeans.
Doris Duke was an American heiress, horticulturalist, art collector, and philanthropist. When Duke came of age, she used her wealth to pursue a variety of interests, including extensive world travel and the arts. During World War II, she worked in a canteen for sailors in Egypt, taking a salary of one dollar a year. She spoke nine languages. In 1945, Duke began a short-lived career as a foreign correspondent for theInternational News Service, reporting from different cities across the war-ravaged Europe. After the war, she moved to Paris and wrote for the magazine Harper’s Bazaar.