The book of the Israeli Pavilion at the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale received the DAM Architectural Book Award
The exhibition "Land. Milk. Honey." tells the story of a disputed land from the point of view of the local wildlife and scenery and shows how the area's metamorphosis into a prosperous agrarian landscape has caused irreparable harm to the local flora and fauna as well as to the human communities and their way of life. The book, which was written and edited as part of the Venice Architecture Biennale by Arch. Dan Hasson, Arch. Ido Ginat and Dr. Rachel Gottesman from the Department of Architecture at Bezalel Academy, the curators of the Israeli Pavilion at the Biennale, together with Arch. Yonatan Cohen and Dr. Tamar Novick, has received the DAM Architectural Book Award. The book was designed by Dana Gez, lecturer at the Department of Visual Communication.
This book is one of 10 publications to receive this prestigious award from the German Museum of Architecture (DAM) and the Frankfurt Book Fair. According to the judges:
“Land. Milk. Honey. Animal Stories in Imagined Landscapes is the publication accompanying the exhibition in the Israeli Pavilion of the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale in 2021. The curators present the development of Israel from a zoocentric perspective… The almost 400-page book provides a heterogeneous collection of photos, graphics and original documents which, placed side by side, illustrate the genesis of the landscape transformation. Carefully placed typography in red for historical texts and black for the narrative thread combined with beautiful pagination… The soft, open paper of the cover hugs, while the inside, open and rather grainy, connects with the natural theme.”