Going Out in Style: The Architecture of Eternity

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Facts On File, Incorporated, 1997 - Architecture - 150 pages
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Going Out in Style: The Architecture of Eternity provides an entertaining and fascinating look at some of the most ostentatious and creative architecture in America. Whether Classical Revival or Romanesque, Gothic Revival or Art Deco, mausoleums are a time capsule of a specific period in our history. They are often the work of America's foremost architects and in some cases the only surviving examples of a particular architect's work. Finding and photographing mausoleums has become a mission for Douglas Keister. Here he teams up with Xavier A. Cronin, former associate editor of American Cemetery magazine. They have photographed sites in New York, Boston, Chicago, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Oakland and in the process have gained unprecedented access to some of the most beautiful and historic cemeteries in the country, creating a historic record of American culture and attitudes.

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Color photos, indications of where each tomb is located (not precise location, but cemetery and state/country), and a bibliography. A good place to start if you're wanting a look at some unique burial ... Read full review

About the author (1997)

Chico, California-based photographer Douglas Keister has photographed twenty-two award-winning, critically acclaimed books. His seventeen books on architecture include four books on Victorian homes (Daughter's of Painted Ladies, Painted Ladies Revisited, America's Painted Ladies and Victorian Glory); three books on bungalow homes (The Bungalow, Inside the Bungalow and Outside the Bungalow), a book on 1920s whimsical homes (Storybook Style) a book about cemetery art and architecture (Going Out in Style), a book on Spanish architecture, (Red Tile Style), six books on bungalow details and Classic Cottages, that will be published by Gibbs Smith Publisher in the Spring of 2004. Keister photographed and wrote an award winning children's book (Fernando's Gift), has two monographs of his personal work (Black Rock and Driftwood Whimsy), a book on classic travel trailers, (Ready to Roll) and a book on cemetery symbolism, Stories in Stone: The Complete Illustrated Guide to Cemetery Symbolism, that will be published by Gibbs Smith Publisher in the Spring of 2004. His wealth of books on architecture has earned him the title, "America's most noted photographer of historic architecture.

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