128 pages, 11 x 8 1/2
92 duotones
Release Date:01 Nov 2014

Cities of the Dead

The Ancestral Cemeteries of Kyrgyzstan

University of Washington Press
A Kyrgyz cemetery seen from a distance is astonishing. The ornate domesand minarets, tightly clustered behind stone walls, are at odds withthis desolate mountain region. Elaborate Kyrgyz tombs combine earliernomadic customs with Muslim architectural forms. Yet everything withinthe walls is overgrown with weeds because the living do not frequentthe graves of the dead. Cities of the Dead collects thephotographs Margaret Morton took on several visits to the area and isan important contribution to the architectural and cultural record ofthis region.
Margaret Morton is a professor of art at The CooperUnion. She is the author of four previous photography books exploringalternative built environments including Fragile Dwelling: HomelessCommunities of New York City (2000) and Transitory Gardens,Uprooted Lives (with Diana Balmori) (1993).
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