the Architecture of Crematoria in Europe
This book portrays the architecture of European crematoria, showing how architecture creates a space for rituals of death and remembrance. 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.