Underground: A Human History of the World Beneath our Feet.
Aged sixteen, Will Hunt discovered an abandoned tunnel that ran beneath his house in Providence, Rhode Island. His first tunnel trips inspired a lifelong fascination with exploring underground worlds, from the derelict subway stations and sewers of New York City to sacred caves, catacombs, tombs, bunkers, and ancient underground cities in more than twenty countries around the world. Underground is both a personal exploration of Hunt’s obsession and a panoramic study of how we are all connected to the underground, how caves and other dark hollows have frightened and enchanted us through the ages.
Hunt reveals how the subterranean landscape gave shape to our most basic beliefs and guided how we think about ourselves as humans. Underground is a meditation on the allure of darkness, the power of mystery, and our eternal desire to connect with what we cannot see.
- 275 pages
Our exhibition Tunnel Vision currently on show at The Harley Gallery, reveals the life and work of the famously private 5th Duke of Portland, also known as the 'Underground Man'. Exhibits include architectural models for some of his great building projects, his iconic double-letterbox bedroom door, and his only true likeness in the form of his death mask. Learn more about the 5th Duke's political allegiances in our article by Dr Fiona Clapperton and his bachelor lifestyle in the article by Dr Lauren Batt.