Architectuur en herinnering. Naoorlogse Europese herdenkingsplekken / Architecture and Remembrance. European Memorials of the Post-War Period

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Academic advisor of this bilingual Anglo-Dutch publication on European Holocaust and postwar memorial sites by architect Jacques Prins (author), published at NAI010 publishers, 2021

Period1 Jan 2021

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  • TitleArchitecture and Remembrance
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletNAI010 Publishers
    Media typePrint
    Description2020 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)
    PersonsRob van der Laarse