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dc.contributor.authorBraaten, Ellen, 1942-en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-08-22en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:43:35Z
dc.date.available2009-08-22en_US
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:43:35Z
dc.date.issued1995-01-17en_US
dc.date.submitted2009-08-22en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-08222009-040549en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/44409
dc.description.abstractAncient humans stored family remains under their houses as we have surely stored memories in our attics. As civilization progressed, ashes were placed in urns which often replicated the house where one lived on earth. Eventually more elaborate and stylized monuments housed the remains. Recent practices have shown estrangement to death and denial of its importance in the natural cycle. this project reintroduces the funeral urn as object and ritual. It attempts to reawaken and reconnect us to our historically diverse cultures and to the life-death cycle by creating the house for ashes. This house is our last abode.en_US
dc.format.mediumBTDen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1995.B733.pdfen_US
dc.subjectburialsen_US
dc.subjectfuneral urnsen_US
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1995.B733en_US
dc.titleResting placesen_US
dc.typethesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentArchitectureen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairKilper, Dennis J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWeiner, Frank H.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSchubert, Robert P.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-08222009-040549/en_US


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