Monument Builders: Modern Architecture and Death by Edwin Heathcote
A thoughtful exploration of modern architectural monuments and memorials
Structures built in response to death pose unique architectural challenges-challenges that transcend the physical to encompass symbolism, beliefs, and culture. Monument Builders highlights this rarely discussed yet fascinating building type, exploring the links between different perceptions of death and their expression in architecture over the course of the twentieth century. Sensitive but never somber, it features the work of an impressive international roster of architects as it moves from neo-classisist and modernist treatments of death to holocaust memorials and other difficult projects.
EDWIN HEATHCOTE is an architect and writer based in London. He is on the editorial staff of Church Building magazine and is the author of Imre Makovecz: The Wings of the Soul, co-author of Church Builders (both published by Academy Editions) and the author of Budapest: A Guide to Twentieth Century Architecture (Ellipsis).
Table of Contents
Essays: Neo-Classicism and Death - An Architectural Parlant.
Nineteenth Century Upheaval.
Death at the Fin-de-Siecle.
Modernism and Death.
Architects and Projects: Soane.
Asplund and Lewerentz.
Holocaust Memorials and Concentration Camps-A Functional Architecture of Death.