John Pawson - A Visual Inventory

by Phaidon

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John Pawson’s career as an architect and designer spans a variety of sizes and programmes: from bowls to bridges, furniture, architecture and more.

A Visual Inventory presents some of the images from Pawson’s personal collection of over 230,000 digital snapshots. The book opens with an essay explaining the importance of photography as a tool for Pawson’s work, and the images are set one per page with illuminating captions.

Covering a huge range of subjects, the photographs form a remarkable body of reference material. Some of the images illustrate a particular idea about form, material or space; others reflects the author’s interest in returning repeatedly to certain subjects, capturing the changes brought by different weather, light conditions, seasons and patterns of use.

Hardcover, 304 pages, 270 x 205 mm, 10 5/8 x 8 1/8 in