In Honour of War Heroes: Colin St Clair Oakes and the Design of Kranji War Memorial by Athanasios Tsakonas

In Honour of War Heroes: Colin St Clair Oakes and the Design of Kranji War Memorial.

Publication Date: September 2020 Retail Price: S$28.00 / £15.99 / US$19.99 Format: 152 x 227mm / Paperback / 288pp ISBN: 978-981-4893-36-7

At the end of World War II, a young British architect was appointed to design a series of cemeteries and memorials across Asia for the war dead. Colin St Clair Oakes, who had fought in the brutal Burma campaign, was the only veteran of the recent war among the five principal architects of the Imperial War Graves Commission. Completed in 1957, Kranji War Cemetery and Memorial in Singapore is a masterwork of Modernist architecture – a culmination of Oakes’ experiences in war and his evolution as an architect.

Richly illustrated with photographs, maps and architectural plans, and drawing on extensive archival research and interviews in Europe, Australia and Asia, this is a riveting account of a world shattered by war, and man’s heroic efforts to recover, remember and rebuild.

About the Author
Athanasios Tsakonas (b. 1967) is an architect and writer. He is Design Principal of Tan+Tsakonas Architects, a Singapore-based practice, and Principal of ATA Architects in Melbourne. His articles have appeared in journals such as Singapore Architect and BiblioAsia.

For more about the story click here.

Published by
Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Pte Ltd
Times Centre, 1 New Industrial Road
Singapore 536196
Tel: (65) 6213 9300 Fax: (65) 6285 4871
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.marshallcavendish.com/genref

Distribution Sales
Janine Gamilla
Tel: (65) 6213 6327
Email: [email protected]

Marketing
Mindy Pang
Tel: (65) 6213 6314
Email: [email protected]

Contact MHHV Friend about this article.

Subscribe to our FREE MHHV newsletter here

We are proud to have the support of the following organisations: