Cremation: Architecture

Grainger, H. 2005

Death Redesigned: British Crematoria: History, Architecture and Landscape, Reading: Spire Books.

Grainger, H. 2016

‘Designs on death: the architecture of Scottish crematoria’ in S. Buckham, P.C. Jupp & J. Rugg (eds) Death in Modern Scotland, 1855-1955: Beliefs, Attitudes and Practices, Edinburgh: Peter Lang, 241-266.

Grainger, H. 1999

‘Golders Green Crematorium and the architectural expression of cremation’, Mortality, 5, 1, 53-73.

Grainger, H. 2016

Maxwell Fry and the ‘Anatomy of Mourning’: Coychurch Crematorium, Bridgend, Glamorgan, South Wales’, in A. Maddrell & J. Sidaway, J. (eds) Deathscapes: Spaces for Dying, Mourning and Remembrance, London: Routledge, 243-262.

Grainger, H. 2019

‘Private sector, collective need: the architecture and design of Scottish crematoria, 1973-2018’, in P.J. Jupp & H. Grainger (eds) Death in Scotland: Chapters from the Twelfth Century to the Twenty-First, Edinburgh: Peter Lang, 321-350.

Jupp, P.C., Davies, D., Grainger, H. & 2 others 2017

Cremation in Modern Scotland: History, Architecture and the Law, Edinburgh: Berlinn.

Klaasens, M. & Groote, P. 2014

‘Postmodern crematoria in the Netherlands: a search for a final sense of place’, Mortality, 19:1, 1-21.

Valentijn, V. & Verhoeven, K. 2018

Goodbye Architecture: The Architecture of Cremation in Europe, nai010 publishers.


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