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From its inception in the mid-twentieth century, the field of death studies has been challenged by the popular idea that both death and grief have become a new problem in the human experience. Yet, it was only in the seventies that the immediate knowledge about the past among sociologists and psychologists, who were denouncing the loss of mourning rituals, was proved right by historical evidence. With his social history of death, published in 1974 and 1981 under the titles Western Attitudes towards Death and The Hour of Our Death, the French historian Philippe Ariès (1914-1984) supported the pessimistic belief among journalists, intellectuals, and scholars alike, that something profound had been lost. In his historical accounts covering the last 1,500 years, death indeed ended up being ‘invisible’ and ‘wild’, in contrast to its earlie...
Revised January 2012. Revised March 2013. Please look for up-to-date information in the OSU Extension Catalog: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/catalog
Poster by the Freedom Front, calling for votes and promoting the death penalty.
Poster by the Freedom Front, calling for votes and promoting the death penalty.
3rd ed Previous ed. published as: Sudden death in infancy, childhood, and adolescence. 2004.
Revised December 2009. Revised January 2012. Please look for up-to-date information in the OSU Extension Catalog: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/catalog
This thesis explores the sublime experience through architectural and landscape design. Narrations concerning time, nature, life and death are conveyed through the medium of architectural promenade. Do these experiences have the power to lift individuals from the everyday into the transcendental and memorial? Mount Washington sits atop Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, overseeing the flows of the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio rivers. Its physical form and presence has been evolving over the last 300 million years, a timescale beyond typical human constructs. Today, its topography enables sweeping views across the city and the river valley beyond. The temporal and physical scale of Mount Washington renders it a sublime object, worthy of contemplation. The thesis seeks to engage natural and man-made features of Mount Washington throu...
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