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'Architecture in Britain' and 'Britain: Architects' in the Encyclopedia of Cremation.

Grainger, Hilary J. (2005) 'Architecture in Britain' and 'Britain: Architects' in the Encyclopedia of Cremation. In: Encyclopedia of Cremation. Ashgate, pp. 15-17. ISBN 0-7546-3773-5

Type of Research: Book Section
Creators: Grainger, Hilary J.

These major entries developed out of research for lectures and refereed papers delivered at international conferences hosted in Britain, and articles published in the international journal Pharos, during the period between 2000 and 2005, together with research for a single authored book, Death Redesigned: British Crematoria, History, Architecture and Landscape (2006), all of which have established the author as the leading authority on the subject.

The entry on British architecture provides an outline and analysis of the ways in which British architects have reflected and influenced cultural values surrounding death, through their choice of styles. It identifies for the first time the discourse surrounding the associative value of style, with reference to publications and buildings. The second entry provides a framework for changing architectural approaches, taking into account the concomitant complexities and ambiguities that attach to crematorium design. The subtle relationship between religious and secular architectural language in the search for an aesthetic basis for meaningful places for death and disposal is highlighted.

The Encyclopedia of Cremation is the first major international reference resource focused on cremation. Spanning many world cultures it documents regional histories, ideological movements and leading individuals that fostered cremation as a universal practice.

Official Website: http://www.ashgate.com/default.aspx?page=637&calctitle=1&pageSubject=421&title_id=5181&edition_id=7374
Publisher/Broadcaster/Company: Ashgate
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > London College of Fashion
Date: 2005
Related Websites: http://www.fashion.arts.ac.uk/hilary-grainger.htm#
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Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2009 12:15
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2014 15:22
Item ID: 962
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/962

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