The Inhabited Pathway
The Built Work of Alberto Ponis in Sardinia
Distributed for Park Books
With Essays by Sebastiano Brandolini, Mioara Mugur-Schächter, Alberto Ponis, and Jonathan Sergison
This beautifully produced volume is the first comprehensive monograph on this highly interesting and original, yet little-known, architect. It documents his biography, education, and training, then delves into his extensive research on Sardinia—which focused in particular on the typical housing types of the island’s rural areas. Detailed examinations of eight selected buildings created between 1965 and 1998 enable us to trace the evolution of Ponis’s work and philosophy, while a concluding essay offers thoughts on the essence of his architecture.