The Architecture Of Death
The Transformation of the Cemetery in 18th Century Paris
In the eighteenth century Paris underwent a remarkable transformation in Western attitudes about life and death. The Architecture Of Death traces this change through six pivotal decades, and analyzes the intellectual and social concerns that led to the establishment of a new kind of urban institution - the municipal cemetery. Drawing heavily on new materials and archival sources, supported by nearly 270 plans, photographs, and drawings, the book is not only a definitive work on the design of cemeteries but is also the cultural history of an age.