'In this thoughtful book, Ken Worpole records an astonishing variety of attempts to render death acceptable after the event' -- New Statesman 1 March 2004
A richly humane and engrossing book which incorporates a huge range of sources. . . warm, compassionate, intelligent and thought-provoking. -- BUILDING DESIGN, November 28, 2003
Contains many truths and insights . . . could help to stimulate much-needed changes in the way we design for death. -- THE ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW, February 2004
Ken Worpole's excellent new book . . . takes us on a journey, accompanied by evocative photographs . . . -- Church Times, January 9, 2004
leaves the reader full of afterthoughts . . . one of the most thoughtful and thought-provoking books of the year. -- The Independent , November 24, 2003
About the Author
Ken Worpole is the author of a number of influential studies of the contemporary urban public realm and other aspects of urban policy. His books include Towns for People (1993), Libraries in a World of Cultural Change (1995), People, Parks and Cities (1996), and Here Comes the Sun: Architecture and Public Space in Twentieth Century European Culture (Reaktion, 2001). He is married to Larraine Worpole, photographer.