Architecture and RemembranceEuropean Memorials of the Post-War Period
- Architectuur en herinnering
A personal journey along 40 European commemorative sites
> First coherent documentation of commemorative sites from the 1940s onwards, focusing on the most recent examples, particularly in Eastern Europe
> Interview with Daniel Libeskind about the museum in Berlin and the monument in Amsterdam
> 40 Inspiring examples of commemorative architecture documented in photographs, maps, data and analyses
2020 is the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. In Architecture and Memory, architect Jacques Prins focuses on commemorative sites. He brings together 40 of these sites, from across Europe and from the post-war period, and documents them in texts, drawings and photographs. His aim is to convey the feeling of oppression and detachment to the visitor, without creating a reconstruction, to really allow them to identify with the past.
For easy comparison, Architecture and Memory includes several drawings of each site: of the situation they were in during the Second World War and of the situation they are in today. Together these create an image of the design strategies that different designers have employed over the course of time.
Professor dr. Rob van der Laarse is Professor Heritage of the War at CLUE (Cultural Landscape and Urban Environment), the interdisciplinary research institute for heritage and history at the VU. Jacques Prins is architect and partner at Inbo and responsible for the new building of Nationaal Monument Kamp Amersfoort. Max Meijer is heritage advisor at TiMe Amsterdam.
ISBN 978-94-6208-597-8 | January 2021 | available | Jacques prins, Max Meijer; met een bijdrage van Rob van der Laarse | design: Koehorst in 't Veld | Dutch, English | e-book | 240 pages | illustrated (400 color and b/w)