"We witness the unveiling of drawings and models for new buildings and joyously celebrate their realization. We proudly lay cornerstones and partake in topping out ceremonies. However, the demolition and interment of buildings occur far too frequently in obscurity."
In 'Interment', the author invites readers on a journey inside the legendary Bank of Industries building in downtown Reykjavík, revealing the profound ideas and aspirations that reside within its walls. Amidst the bustling tapestry of everyday life in the city, she skillfully intertwines the narrative of the building's existence and demise with a tale of ideas and her own personal story.
"An absolute must read for anyone interested in architecture and lovers of literature."
- Egill Helgason, Kiljan
"A remarkably unique and fascinating work centered on the Bank of Industries building on Lækjargata with endless references to ideologies, architecture and personal memories."
- Andri Snær Magnason, author
"Required reading for people in the industry and anyone else as well, because it describes in an inspirational way what it is to be human, a living being, in a manmade world."
- Hildigunnur Sverrisdóttir, architect
- Guðrún Eva Mínervudóttir, author
Author / Anna María Bogadóttir
Photography: Anna María Bogadóttir
Publisher / Angústúra in collaboration with ÚRBANISTAN
Book design / Snæfríð Þorsteins
Softcover. 160x240 mm 308 p. 2022
World rights represented by Angústúra
English and Swedish sample translations available soon.
Awards & nominations:
Nomination for Hagþenkir Award, association of Icelandic non-fiction writers, 2023.
The Association of Icelandic Graphic Design Silver Award for book ocver design, 2022.
The Association of Icelandic Graphic Design Gold Award for book design, 2022.