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Review: Architect’s Newspaper


In the Architect’s Newspaper James Way reviews Goodbye Architecture quite extensively and concludes:

“Part travel guide, history, and analysis, the book is a welcome addition to the limited study of funerary architecture.”

Long a taboo subject, death is becoming a hot topic in architecture. Not since the 1980s has a book devoted to architecture and death been published, and many merely examine historical temples, tombs, and rites.

Responding to an increase in cremation, Vincent Valentijn and Kim Verhoeven have authored Goodbye Architecture: The Architecture of Crematoria in Europe, a book collecting Europe’s finer examples of architecture that does indeed burn.

Read the full article here.

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