By Rachel Gottesman
The biblical metaphor of a "Land of Milk and Honey" has denoted for millennia a prophecy and promise for plenitude. This book, published in conjunction with the Israeli Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, examines the reciprocal relations between humans, animals, and the environment within the context of modern Palestine-Israel, and demonstrates how this promise has become an action-plan over the course of the twentieth century. Through this lens, Land. Milk. Honey investigates how colonialism, settlement, urbanisation, infrastructure, and mechanised agriculture radically reshaped the environment of the contested territory of Palestine-Israel, and altered human-animal relationships.
Zurich, 2021, 16.5cm x 12cm, 392pp, illustrated, Paperback.