John Pawson: Making Life Simpler, published by Phaidon, offers an in-depth exploration of the life and work of the architect John Pawson. Authored by Deyan Sudjic, an architecture historian, critic, curator, and close friend of Pawson, this nearly 300-page book takes readers on a journey from Pawson's childhood in Yorkshire to his years in Japan, charting his remarkable career along the way. Through Sudjic's personal insight and extensive research, readers gain an intimate understanding of Pawson's creative process and philosophy, as well as his notable collaborations with clients such as Martha Stewart, Karl Lagerfeld and Calvin Klein. With a rich collection of photographs and illustrations, this book provides a visual feast that showcases Pawson's exceptional talent and enduring influence in the field of architecture.
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.