Single-site study

Barker, J. & Gay, F. 1984

Highgate Cemetery: Victorian Valhalla, London: John Murray.

Buscaroli, B. & Martorelli, R. (eds) 2010

Luce sulle Tenebre: Tesori preziosi e Nascosi dalla Certosa di Bologna, Bologna University Press: Bologna.

Campo-Ruiz, I. 2015

‘Equality in death: Sigurd Lewentz and the planning of Malmö Eastern Cemetery, 1916-1973’, Planning Perspectives, 30:4, 639-657.

Clendaniel, W. 1995

‘Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA’, in O. Czerner & I. Juszkiewicz, I. (eds) Cemetery Art, ICOMOS: Wrocław: ICOMOS, 197-201.

Constant, C. 1994

The Woodland Cemetery: Towards a Spiritual Landscape, Stockholm: Byggförlaget.

Latini, L. 1995

‘The cemetery of San Miniato al Monte in Florence: its history and links with the urban landscape’, in O.Czerner and I. Juszkiewicz (eds) Cemetery Art, ICOMOS: Wrocław, 115-122.

Linden-Ward, B. 1989

Silent Cemetery on a Hill: Landscapes of Memory and Boston’s Mount Auburn Cemetery, Columbus: Ohio State University Press.

Mäder, M-T., Saviello, A. & Scolari, B. (eds) 2020

Highgate Cemetery: Images Practices in Past and Present, ebooks, Nomos.

Mann, B. 2000

‘Modernism and the Zionist uncanny: reading the old cemetery in Tel Aviv’, Representations, 69 : 63-95.

Morpurgo, A. 2005

‘Topographies of memory. The Certosa Cemetery of Bologna: a case study from the 19th and 20th centuries’ in C. Denk & J. Ziesemer (eds) Der Bürgerliche Tod: Städtische Bestattungskulture von der Aufklärung bis zum frühen 20. Jahrhundert, ICOMOS: Munich, 69-74.

Murray, H. 2008

This Garden of Death: the History of the York Cemetery, York: Friends of York Cemetery.

Nicol, R. 1997

Fairway to Heaven: The Story of Enfield, Australia’s First Lawn Cemetery, Adelaide: Enfield Cemetery General Trust.

O'Shea, S. 2000

Death and Design in Victorian Glasnevin, Dublin: Dublin Cemeteries Committee.

Potter, M. 2015

City and Cemetery: A History of Mount Saint Lawrence, Limerick, Limerick: Limerick City Council.

Rotundo, B. 1984

‘Mount Auburn: a fortunate co-incidence and an ideal solution’, Journal of Garden History, 4:3 255-67.

Scott, R. 2005

Death by Design: The True Story of the Glasgow Necropolis, Edinburgh: Black and White Publishing.

Selvafolta, O. 2005

‘The Monumental Cemetery of Milan: a place for the arts and for celebrating civic identity’ in C. Denk & J. Ziesemer (eds) Der Bürgerliche Tod: Städtische Bestattungskulture von der Aufklärung bis zum frühen 20. Jahrhundert, ICOMOS: Munich, 60-68.

Stevens Curl, J. (ed.) 2001

Kensal Green Cemetery: the Origins and Development of the General Cemetery of All Souls, Kensal Green, London, 1824-2001, London: Phillimore.

Torricelli, C. 2015

‘The symbolic dimension between nature and artefact: the Woodland Cemetery in Stockholm’, in C. Ruhl, C. Dähn & R. Hoekstra (eds) The Death and Life of the Total Work of Art, Berlin: Jovis, 117-127.

Upton, D. 1997

‘The urban cemetery and the urban community: the origin of the New Orleans Cemetery’, in A. Adams & S. McMurry (eds) Exploring Everyday Landscapes: Perspectives in Vernacular Architecture, Knoxville, Tennessee: University of Tennessee Press, 131-45.


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