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Lawn cemeteries: the emergence of a new landscape of death

Rugg, J. (2006) Lawn cemeteries: the emergence of a new landscape of death. Urban History, 33 (2). pp. 213-233. ISSN 0963-9268

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The provision of space for burial is a common but rarely discussed feature of urban existence. Shifts in cemetery aesthetics reflect changing views on what might be thought appropriate landscapes in which to bury the dead. This article, for the first time in a UK context, describes and analyses the introduction of the lawn cemetery in the twentieth century, and gives the rise of cremation a central place in explaining the need to ‘reinvent’ the cemetery aesthetic.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Centre for Housing Policy (York)
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2009 19:12
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2009 19:13
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0963926806003786
Status: Published
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Identification Number: 10.1017/S0963926806003786
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/7781

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