Architects' Gravesites: A Serendipitous Guide (MIT Press) by Henry H. Kuehn

By Henry H. Kuehn

All operating architects depart in the back of a string of monuments to themselves within the kind of constructions they've got designed. yet what in regards to the ultimate areas that architects themselves will occupy? Are architects' gravesites extra enormous -- extra architectural -- than others? This precise e-book presents an illustrated advisor to greater than two hundred gravesites of recognized architects, just about all of them within the usa. Led via our intrepid writer, Henry Kuehn, we discover that almost all graves of architects aren't huge yet particularly modest, that many architects didn't layout their ultimate resting areas, and mind-blowing quantity had their ashes scattered.Architects' Gravesites deals an alphabetical directory, from Alvar Aalto and Dankmar Adler (Louis Sullivan's accomplice) to Frank Lloyd Wright and Minoru Yamasaki (designer of the note alternate Center's dual towers). every one access contains a short word at the architect's occupation and a colour picture of the location. for instance, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is buried in Chicago below an easy granite slab designed via his architect grandson; Louise Bethune, the 1st American lady to turn into a certified architect, is buried less than a gravestone inscribed basically together with her husband's identify (a plaque honoring her achievements was once put in later); Philip Johnson's ashes have been unfold in his rose backyard, without marker, around the road from his well-known Glass condominium; and the grave of Pierre L'Enfant in Arlington nationwide Cemetery deals a panoramic view of Washington, D.C., the town he designed. Architects' Gravesites is an architectural advisor like no different, revealing as a lot approximately mortality as approximately monumentality.

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