On the 75th anniversary of World War II's end, architect Jacques Prins reflects on the past through a tour of Europe's war monuments
2020 marks 75 years since the end of World War II. In Architecture and Remembrance, Dutch architect Jacques Prins (born 1955) brings together 40 postwar monuments across Europe, documenting each site through text and photography. Each site is represented by drawings that depict the area during World War II and in the present moment, allowing readers to experience the impactful aura of these monuments even at a distance. This collection reveals the various strategies that different designers have employed over time in their quest to preserve the memories of the past long after those who experienced such events have passed. History professor Rob van der Laarse and heritage advisor Max Meijer offer thoughtful and informative commentary in addition to Prins' selection.