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Architecture, Death and Nationhood : Monumental Cemeteries of Nineteenth-Century Italy.

Author: Hannah Malone
Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2017.
Series: Ashgate Studies in Architecture.
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Malone, Hannah.
Architecture, Death and Nationhood : Monumental Cemeteries of Nineteenth-Century Italy.
Florence : Taylor and Francis, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hannah Malone
ISBN: 9781317089889 131708988X
OCLC Number: 986104544
Description: 1 online resource (279 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of figures; List of tables; Acknowledgements; Introduction; The significance of cemeteries; The scope of this book; Sources and methods; 1 A radical reform of burial practices, 1740-1804; Practical concerns and the impact of the Enlightenment; Egalitarian burial in Italy; The academies and post-mortem meritocracy; Two European traditions: monumental and garden cemeteries; 2 The monumental cemetery as a new architectural type; A brief history of nineteenth-century Italy. The changes brought by Napoleonic legislationThe Italian monumental tradition and its sources; The rejection of the garden cemetery; New attitudes towards death and commemoration; The impact of social change; The cemetery as a cradle for bourgeois culture; The cemetery and the city; Necessary inventions; 3 Death and Risorgimento: the politics of Italian funerary architecture; Instability and fragmentation; Divided loyalties: local patriotism; Nationalism and the state; National memory and the cult of the dead; Tombs of heroes; The role of archaeology; Temples of fame. The demise and revival of political commemorationChurch versus state; Cremation; Crematoria; 4 Style, language and meaning; Classicism from Napoleon to the nation state, 1800-1861; The abandonment of Egyptian models; The Pantheon as paradigm; Neoclassicism and its centripetal effect; National unity and stylistic dissolution; Medievalism in the newly unified Italy; Milan; Pavia and Padua; Dialects of Lombardy-Venetia; Genoa and local pride; The politics of style and nationhood; Conclusion; The nature of type; The nature of meaning; The nature of power; Appendix: Catalogue; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Ashgate Studies in Architecture.

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