The Monument 

“Monuments are human landmarks which men have created as symbols for their ideals, for their aims, and for their actions. They are intended to outlive the period which originated them, and constitute a heritage for future generations. As such, they form a link between the past and the future.”


Importance Of Monument 

Monument is a type of structure that was explicitly created to commemorate a person or important event, or which has become important to a social group as a part of their remembrance of historic times or cultural heritage, or as an example of historic architecture. The term ‘monument’ is often applied to buildings or structures that are considered examples of important architectural and/ or cultural heritage.”

Design Process and Concept

Composition

We study design to stimulate the imagination and to develop original ideas,
to strengthen judgment, and above all to acquire power to express ourselves
through the terms and materials used in a way that shall be clear, coherent and
interesting. So, we must start at the beginningcomposition.

Proportion

IN CONSIDERING shape, size and proportion, it is very convenient to use terms
like “rule” and “law,” but it should be remembered that in matters of design
there are no laws, as such. There are theories, based upon traditional forms
and practices which have been found to be pleasing. The indefinable, personal
“sense of beauty” must pass final judgment upon all aspects of good or bad
design.

Form

FORM OR SHAPE (contour or silhouette) is of great importance to the
appearance of the individual monument and to the cemetery section, when
viewed at a distance along with other monuments as a portion of the “cemetery
skyline.” Henry Ford was no more obstinate in his credo, “A color so long as it is
black,” than the monument man who persists in the practice of making most of
his monuments with serpentine or oval tops. As a practical measure, there
should be as much of a change in the monument business as there has been in
the production of Ford automobiles.

Ornament

BEAUTY IS WHERE WE FIND IT or where we make it. If beauty is indefinable, we
may at least learn something of the various ways in which it manifests itself.
Just as a man is known by the character of his associates, so we may be able to
recognize beauty in design through the associations with which it is always
found.

Some of the most stunning architectural feats can be seen before you even set across the threshold. Entrances and arches incorporate many different architectural styles in order to make a big impression on those visiting the space. Whether designed as a standalone piece or integrated into the overall design, the impression given by entrances can often surpass what’s found inside.

 
Monument Design