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Architecture and the after-life

Author: Howard Colvin
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A history of funerary architecture in Western Europe from the earliest megalithic tombs of prehistory to the establishment of public cemeteries in the 19th century. The author traces the ways in  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Colvin
ISBN: 0300050984 9780300050981
OCLC Number: 23140805
Description: xi, 418 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 27 cm
Contents: Megalith and tumulus; from tumulus to mausoleum; the mausoleum of Helicarnassus; the mausolea of the Roman emperors; the Romans and their monuments; from mausoleum to martyrium; Christian burial and medieval church architecture; the revival of the architectural tomb; chantries and funerary churches in medieval Europe; the family chapel in Renaissance Italy; triumphal tombs and the counter-reformation; the princely burial church in Catholic Europe; the family chapel in Protestant England and Sweden; the return of the mausoluem; funerary architecture in the 18th and early 19th centuries; the triumph of the cemetery.
Responsibility: Howard Colvin.

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