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Author Curl, James Stevens, 1937-
Title Death and architecture : an introduction to funerary and commemorative buildings in the Western European tradition, with some consideration of their settings / James Stevens Curl
Imprint Stroud : Sutton, 2002
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  GT3242 C975 2002    AVAILABLE    30530001084896
Edition New rev. ed
Descript xxviii, 415 p. : ill., plans ; 25 cm
Note "First published in 1980 by Constable & Co. Ltd. Second edition with revisions, published in 1993 by B.T. Batsford Ltd."--T.p. verso
Includes bibliographical references (p. 378-400) and index
The importance of the architecture and artefacts of death in ancient cultures -- The buildings, cemeteries, gardens, and sculptures associated with death in the Graeco-Roman world -- The flowering of funerary art in the Middle Ages -- The Renaissance and Baroque periods of funerary architecture associated with churches, and their aftermath -- The burial crisis; overcrowded churchyards; the first fruits of reform; and the first modern cemeteries -- Mausolea and other buildings to celebrate death, from the Renaissance period to the twentieth century -- The development of cemeteries in Great Britain in the nineteenth century -- John Claudius Loudon and the Garden Cemetery Movement -- Other great nineteenth-century cemeteries in Europe, America, and Australia -- Problems of disposal : the development of cremation and of buildings associated with the burning of the dead -- War cemeteries and memorials -- Some grander buildings to celebrate individuals and national events -- Epilogue
Subject Sepulchral monuments -- Europe
Tombs -- Europe
Cemeteries -- Europe
Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Europe
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