Pamphlet Architecture 20: Seven Partly Underground Rooms...

Mary-Ann Ray

     7 × 8.5 in (17.8 × 21.6 cm)
80 pages
110 b/w illustrations
Publication date: 4/1/1997
Rights: World
ISBN: 9781568981031

The latest in the Pamphlet Architecture series, Seven Partly Underground Rooms and Buildings investigates unusual spaces in Italy, ranging from a honeycombed and mazelike series of rooms and stairs for midgets, to the dining chambers of a Pompeiian estate, to a half-buried sphere that serves as a place for ice storage. Ray reveals these quixotic spaces through constructed drawings, collaged photographs, and insightful text.

Mary-Ann Ray is a principal, with Robert Mangurian, of the architecture firm Studio Works in Los Angeles. A fellow of the American Academy in Rome, she is also a professor at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). Her projects have received various awards, including the Progressive Architecture Urban Design Award (1991). Her work also appears in Re: American Dream. With a combined series total of over 50,000 copies in print, Pamphlet Architecture is the most authoritative forum for the presentation of new and innovative architecture worldwide.

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