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A Place to Mourn

A Place to Mourn

Funeral Chapel in Buochs by Seiler Linhart Architekten

Edited by Andrea Wiegelmann

$54.95

This publication is not intended as a monograph of a building, but is instead aimed at inspiring in-depth investigation of the building task, the culture of valediction in our society, both yesterday and today, and the role that architecture can play in this respect. Text in English and German.
Full Description
The culture of valediction in our society has become increasingly marginalized in everyday life. Over the years, the ritual of bidding the departed farewell has transformed. No longer in a wake at home, the deceased now lie in funeral chapels. Dying has become largely anonymous in today's society. Structures recalling older customs have often disappeared from the rural and urban landscape. The architects Patrik Seiler and Søren Linhart (who have offices in Lucerne and Sarnen) intensively studied the typology and social backgrounds of this type of building in preparation for their design for the funeral chapel in Buochs. This publication is therefore not intended as a monograph of a building, but is instead aimed at inspiring in-depth investigation of the building task, the culture of valediction in our society, both yesterday and today, and the role that architecture can play in this respect. Thus the theme and the actual building are approached on the levels of the history of construction, cultural history and contemporary culture. The chapel's description is woven into the context and supplemented by photo essays and a literary approach to dying and leave-taking. Text in German, with an additional booklet with texts in English.
About the Author
With texts by: Michael Fehr, author, Gerold Kunz, architect and monument conservator, Hubertus Adam, architectural historian and publisher, Christoph Wieser, architectural theoretician and critic, Lorenz Olivier Schmid, artist.
Specifications
Publisher
Quart Publishers
ISBN
9783037611982
Published
1st Aug 2019
Binding
Hardback
Territory
USA & Canada
Size
7.68 in x 10.63 in
Pages
120 Pages
Illustrations
45 color, 15 b&w
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