Death and Architecture: An Introduction to Funerary and Commemorative Buildings in the Western European Tradition, with Some Consideration of Their Settings

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Sutton, 2002 - Architecture - 415 pages
"Professor Curl demonstrates that in fact death has inspired some of the noblest monumental buildings ever conceived in the West, and his text is judiciously fashioned to this end." "Death and Architecture will interest many people, and it is not aimed at a specialist market. This book emphasises the importance of funerary architecture in the development of architectural style."--Jacket.

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Contents

The importance of the architecture and artefacts of death in ancient
1
cultures i
9
The buildings cemeteries gardens and sculptures associated with death
21
The flowering of funerary art in the Middle Ages
69
Tomb of Can Signorio della Scala Verona
81
Canopied tomb at Aubazine Correze
82
Monument of Edward III Westminster Abbey
84
Effigy of Edward III Westminster Abbey
85
The WaddellCunninghamDouglas mausoleum at Knockbreda Northern Ireland
172
The Cather mausoleum at Walworth Old Church Ballykelly Northern Ireland
173
Tomb in the NonSubscribing Presbyterian churchyard Downpatrick Northern Ireland
174
The Stephenson mausoleum Kilbride Northern Ireland
175
The Murland vault at Clough Presbyterian Church Northern Ireland
176
The Schonborn Kapelle Wiirzburg
177
Tomb of Dante Ravenna
178
Mausoleum at Castle Howard Yorkshire
179

Tabernaclework above the tomb in the chapel of S John Wells Cathedral
86
Monument of Edward the Black Prince Canterbury Cathedral
87
Edward III Westminster Abbey
88
Monuments of Archbishops Peckham and Warham Canterbury Cathedral
89
Tomb of Cardinal Giovanni di Brago San Domenico Orvieto
91
Chantrychapel of Isabel Countess of Warwick Tewkesbury
92
Tomb of Bishop Stafford Exeter Cathedral
93
Monument of Thomas Earl of Arundel and his countess Beatrix Arundel Church
94
Tomb of Bishop Beckington Wells Cathedral
95
Tomb of Richard Beauchamp Earl of Warwick in S Marys Warwick
97
Chantrychapel of Precentor William Sylke Exeter Cathedral
98
Tomb of Charles the Bold of Burgundy in Onze lieve Vrouwenkerk Brugge
99
The cloister of the Campo Santo Pisa
100
Cloisters of the Dead SS Annunziata Florence
101
Tomb of John II and his Queen at the Carthusian monastery of Miraflores
102
Tomb of the Infante Don Alonso at Miraflores
103
The Renaissance and Baroque periods of funerary architecture
104
Tomb of Giuliano deMedici Church of San Lorenzo Florence
106
Tomb of Costanza Piccolomini SantAgostino Rome
107
Tomb of Filippo della Valle Santa Maria in Aracoeli Rome
108
Tomb of Filippo Decio in the Campo Santo Pisa
109
Tomb of Sir Robert Townshend and his wife Church of S Lawrence Ludlow
110
Tomb of Francois II Nantes no 104 Cenotaph of Maximilian Innsbruck
111
The Hofkirche Innsbruck
113
Tomb of Edmund Walter and wife S Lawrence Ludlow
114
Monument to Count Borgnival Breda
115
Chichester tomb Pilton Barnstaple Devon Mural monument to Thomas Larrance at Chelsea Church
116
Tomb of Margaret sister of Sir Dudley Diggs Chilham Kent
117
North wall of the chancel Church of S Mary Swinbrook Oxfordshire
119
Tomb of Lewis Stuart Duke of Richmond Westminster Abbey
120
Tomb of Pope Paul III Farnese S Peters Rome
122
Tomb of Pope Urban VIII S Peters Rome
123
Tomb of Lady Elizabeth Nightingale Westminster Abbey
124
Vittoria Rome
125
Detail of the Ecstasy of S Teresa
126
Capuchins Vienna
127
Tomb of William Morgan Westminster Abbey
128
Monument to Thomas Foley S Michael Great Witley Worcestershire
129
Tomb of John Duke of Argyll and Greenwich
130
Westminster Abbey
131
Monument of Princess Charlotte S Georges
132
Chapel Windsor
133
The burial crisis overcrowded churchyards the first fruits of reform
135
Octagonal tomb with a surrounding arcade
136
Oxinden Brothersmausoleum Surat
138
Tomb of Henry Adrian Baron van Reede Surat
139
Plan of the Mausoleum and garden of Taj Mahal
140
Taj Mahal Agra
141
Tombs in South Park Street Cemetery Calcutta
142
A view of South Park Street Cemetery Calcutta
143
Templetomb South Park Street Cemetery Calcutta
144
Design for a tomb by Chambers
145
Oventombs of Louisiana
146
Side vaults St Louis Cemetery
147
Monument to Hume at Calton Hill Edinburgh
149
Tomb of William Raeburn
150
Interior of the Gabrielskapelle Salzburg
151
Esquisse for the Great Cemetery Stockholm
152
Project for the building and layout of the cemetery at Uppsala
153
Molieres and La Fontaines tombs PereLachaise Cemetery Paris
154
Neoclassical tombs PereLachaise Cemetery
156
Vue de la Porte dEntree du PereLachaise
157
Monument aux Morts of 189599 PereLachaise
158
Tomb of Elisabeth Countess Demidoff
159
Flight of steps with tombs in PereLachaise
160
Brongniarts scheme of c 1812 for PereLachaise
161
View of PereLachaise at the RondPoint des Peupliers
162
Tomb of Gaspard Monge
164
Tomb of Baron Demicoud
165
Obelisk to L Andre Massena and monument to R Denis due Decres
166
Tombs of the Family Carette and of the Family Boscary
167
Mausolea and other buildings to celebrate death from the Renaissance
168
Mortuary chapel of Lars Kagg Floda Sodermanland Sweden
169
Mausoleum at Downhill Northern Ireland
170
Templetown mausoleum at Castle Upton Northern Ireland
171
Interior of Castle Howard mausoleum
180
Obelisk at Stillorgan
181
Hertfordshire
182
Mausoleum at Trentham Park Staffordshire
183
Tomb of Sir John Soane S GilesintheFields churchyard London
185
Dulwich mausoleum
186
Exterior of Soanes design for Sepulchral Chapel
187
Mausoleum of Napoleon III and his Empress Farnborough Hants
188
Plan of the proposed cenotaph in memory of Newton
189
Another section through the cenotaph in memory of Newton
190
Project by Boullee for a cemetery set in an Arcadian landscape
191
Design for a cenotaph by Boullee
192
Design by Boullee for afunerary triumphant arch
193
truncated cone set on a base surrounded by cypresses
195
The Duchess of Kents mausoleum Frogmore watercolour
196
Plan of the Royal Mausoleum Frogmore
197
Interior of the Royal Mausoleum
198
The Albert Memorial Chapel Windsor
200
Effigy of the Duke of Clarence and the ArtNouveau grille by Alfred Gilbert
201
The development of cemeteries in Great Britain in the nineteenth
206
John Claudius Loudon and the Garden Cemetery Movement
244
Other great nineteenthcentury cemeteries in Europe America
265
Grander tombs among the cypresses
280
A corner of the Staglieno
281
Tomb of E Piaggio
282
Mortuary Chapel at Arbroath
285
Intramural Burials
287
Layout of Brookwood Cemetery near Woking
289
Tomb of the Drake Family at Brookwood Cemetery
290
Receiving House Haslems Creek Rookwood Cemetery Australia
291
Receiving House Rookwood Cemetery 1868
292
Despatching Station Redfern Station Regents Street Sydney
293
Plan of the Cemetery for the Parish of Paddington
295
Catacombs Gateway and Porters Lodge City of London Cemetery Little Ilford
296
the development of cremation and
299
Plan of a typical Parsee Tower of Silence
301
Siemens Cremation Apparatus
304
Facade of the Milan Crematorium
305
Tempio Crematorio in the Staglieno Genoa
306
Plan and section of the Paris Crematorium in PereLachaise Cemetery
309
Crematorium designed by Gunnar Asplund
313
War cemeteries and memorials
315
Thiepval Memorial on the Somme
318
The Menin Gate Ypres
321
Memorial Berks cemetery extension Ploegsteert
322
Cambrai memorial Louveral military cemetery
323
Arras memorial Faubourg dAmiens cemetery
324
Marne memorial at La FertesousJouarre
325
Indian Army memorial in Neuve Chapelle
326
Pavilions in the cemetery at Etaples
327
Monument on the walls at Verdun
328
Ossuary at Douaumont
329
Interior of the Ossuary at Douaumont
330
Exterior of the Scottish National War Memorial at Edinburgh Castle
331
Apsidal shrine Scottish National War Memorial
332
Steps of the hundred thousand dead at the Sacrario of Redipuglia
333
Sacrario of Monte Grappa
334
Ossuary at Castle Dante di Rovereto
335
Sacrario Militaire di El Alamein
336
Some grander buildings to celebrate individuals and national events
338
The Pantheon Paris
341
Plan of the Chapelle Expiatoire Paris
342
The Walhalla and podium seen from the Danube
345
Wellington Testimonial Dublin
347
Albert Memorial in Kensington
348
Memorial des Martyrs de la Deportation lie de la Cite Paris
351
Monument to the leaders of the Easter Rising Dublin
354
Monumental Halls Westminster
356
Epilogue
357
Typical array of Victorian tombdesigns
363
Notes
368
Select Bibliography
378
Index
401
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About the author (2002)

Professor James Stevens Curl is a leading British architectural historian. His many stimulating studies include The English Heritage Book of Victorian Churches, Egyptomania: The Egyptian Revival as a Recurring Theme in the History of Taste, and A Celebration of Death.

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