In Memory Of: Designing Contemporary Memorials
Exploring the art, architecture, and design of memorials around the world from the late twentieth century to today
Memorials hold a special position in the cultural memory of communities, and collective consciousness of communities, cities, and countries. In Memory Of presents an extraordinary and moving collection of more than 60 exceptional structures commemorating some of the most destructive events of the 20th and 21st centuries, including war, genocide, terrorism, famine, and slavery from around the world.
The volume highlights memorials built since 1982, featuring important works from Berlin to Washington, D.C., from Montgomery, Alabama to Santiago, Chile, all urging us never to forget.
Thoughtful essays on the subjects of hope, strength, grief, loss, and fear help to contextualize the projects and address the emotional aspects of memorialization. The book also includes a moving foreword by Sir David Adjaye.
Beautifully designed with a minimal, reflective cover, and illustrated with 200 photographs, this book is intended to be experienced, felt, looked at, interpreted, and read in a variety of ways.
In Memory Of features memorials designed by some of today’s leading architects, including David Adjaye, Tadao Ando, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Peter Eisenman, Daniel Libeskind, Maya Lin, Snøhetta, and Peter Zumthor. It also features memorials designed by artists like Elmgreen & Dragset, Isamu Noguchi, Taryn Simon, and Rachel Whiteread. The book includes well-known structures like Maya Lin’s iconic Vietnam War Memorial, completed in 1982 in Washington, D.C. and more recent ones like the poignant National Memorial for Peace and Justice, completed by MASS Design Group in Montgomery, Alabama in 2018.
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