Goodbye Architecture

With 25 inspiring examples of crematorium architecture documented with photographs, maps, details and analyses, this book provides a detailed study of the architecture of European crematoria. The subject is made accessible through interviews with designers and others involved in cremations as well as essays by a number of experts.

Cremation is a recent but fast-growing tradition throughout Europe. It links up with our tendency to make more deeply considered life choices that go beyond death. What active role can architecture play in this process? In order to answer this question, the authors charted crematoria throughout Europe. Never before has the architecture of crematoria been so extensively portrayed, analyzed and documented with background information.

Goodbye Architecture provides a wide range of architectural references and starting points for developing funeral architecture that is suited to cremations and the development of new rituals.

With contributions by Vincent Valentijn, Kim Verhoeven, prof. Douglas Davies, Laura Cramwinckel, prof. Marina Sozzi.

Netherlands, 2018, h280mm x w230mm, 272pp, Hardback.

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