Architecture and Remembrance: European Memorials of the Post-War Period
Architectuur en herinnering: Naoorlogse Europese herdenkingsplekken
J. Prins, M. Meijer
Nai010 Uitgevers, 2021
Architect Jacques Prins brings together 40 commemorative sites from across Europe, all built during the post-war period, documenting them through texts, drawings, and photographs. His aim is to convey the oppression and detachment felt by the site’s visitor without creating a reconstruction, thereby allowing them to identify with the past. Each site is presented as it was during World War II and as it appears today. The juxtaposition creates an image of the strategies that various designers have employed over the years in their visualisation and depiction of this heritage. With contributions by heritage and history professor Rob van der Laarse and heritage advisor Max Meijer.