John Pawson: Making Life Simpler (Hardcover)

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John Pawson: Making Life Simpler (Hardcover)


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The only comprehensive book on the fascinating life and work of the celebrated architectural designer, John Pawson

This visual biography brings together John Pawson’s architecture, life, clients, travel, photography, design, books, and ideas. Written by Deyan Sudjic, an architectural historian and long-time friend, it explores the full scope of Pawson’s life, from his Yorkshire upbringing and time spent in Japan to the fashion years and the influence of art, and provides a thoughtful and intimate insight into his life, inspirations, and work.

It features wonderfully engaging stories and anecdotes about Pawson's work with such clients as Bruce Chatwin, Calvin Klein, Karl Lagerfeld, Shiro Kuramata, Martha Stewart, and many more. The book features documents, photography and ephemera, including never-seen-before images from Pawson's personal and professional archives – richly illustrated, this is the ultimate book on John Pawson.

Deyan Sudjic is Director Emeritus of London’s Design Museum, and Distinguished Professor of Architecture and Design Studies at Lancaster University. A co-founder of Blueprint magazine, Sudjic also edited Domus magazine and has been the architecture critic for The Sunday Times, the Guardian and the Observer. He was the director of the Venice Architecture Biennale, and has curated exhibitions in Copenhagen, Istanbul, and Seoul.
Product Details ISBN: 9781838666194
ISBN-10: 1838666192
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Publication Date: April 5th, 2023
Pages: 296
Language: English

As seen in The Telegraph, Elle Decoration, Wallpaper*, Domus, Designboom, and LivingEtc.

'This extensive visual biography is a new tome dedicated to the work of the British designer, who has come to define modern minimalism... beautifully illustrated with images that include his own photography and ephemera.' – Wallpaper*

'The ultimate guide to the visionary architectural designer’s life and work.' – Elle Decoration

‘John Pawson: Making Life Simpler , dives into the talented man’s vision and work.’ – Daily Beast