A Patriarch of Israeli Architecture and the Legacy He Left

Yaski’s death is a reminder of the old aesthetic. 'No serious architect would have dared to utter the word 'beautiful,’ he recalled.

Avraham Yaski, who died last week at 87, belonged to the first generation of architects of the state and of the Israeli project. “He is the personification of the Israeli project,” architect Zvi Efrat said at the funeral on Sunday. Indeed, Yaski’s architecture reflects and is reflected in nearly every juncture and period of the state since its inception.