Title page for ETD etd-05112012-131315

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Dreher, Matthew David
URN etd-05112012-131315
Title A Crypt within a Dystopia
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Gartner, Howard Scott Committee Chair
Grant, Elizabeth J. Committee Member
Rott, Hans Christian Committee Member
  • rationalization
  • death
  • crypt
  • dystopia
Date of Defense 2012-05-27
Availability unrestricted
This project is about our social denial of death, the questioning of rationality and utopian ideals, and our fears of modernity.

The intimate connection once associated with death has been hidden. In this project the remains of the dead are sacred. Death is brought to the forefront. By acknowledging a finite existence and exposing our fear of death, life can be given meaning. The activities of daily life are integrally linked to the crypt.

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