John Pawson: A Visual Inventory (Hardback)
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Short Description for John Pawson: A Visual Inventory Visual Inventory is a selection of images from Pawson's personal archive. The photographs include buildings and landscapes with the texture, light, and space documented and annotated by the acclaimed designer, taking the reader on a journey through different times and spaces, and finding ways of seeing the detail, and beauty in everyday life.
- Published: 03 May 2012
- Format: Hardback 320 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780714863504 ISBN 10: 0714863505
- Sales rank: 57,982
Full description for John Pawson: A Visual Inventory
John Pawson's career as an architect and designer spans a variety of sizes and programmes: from bowls to bridges, and monasteries to Calvin Klein stores. In addition to his acclaimed design work, he is the author of Phaidon's successful 'Minimum', a book that paired images and captions to illustrate the notion of simplicity in a beautiful and inspirational manner. 'Visual Inventory' presents some of the images from Pawson's personal collection of over 200,000 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. Each image has been chosen for the book because it is useful, offering a lesson in visual thinking. None of the photographs in the book have been cropped or altered; it is the selection, arrangement and captioning of the images that make this book unique, valuable and attractive to any architect, designer, artist or student who wants to see the world around them with a stronger eye.