Wednesday, May 16, 2007

American Cemetery at Ardennes

More exploration spurred by "Making a Landscape of Continuity The Practice of Innocenti and Webel", ed. by Gary R. Hilderbrand

Photo by Ernst van Loon

Photos by Mr. Robert Mary

Description of park by American Battle Monuments Commission
Webel understands the power of trees in this design. The soft soldiers of the allee foreshadow the precision of the memorial field. The natural woodland framing the austere field of marble memorials provides a resting place for the eyes. Evergreens symbolically protect and flank the American flag.

It is a simple and powerful memorial.