'A beautiful volume and an easy introduction to his [i.e. Pawson's] work.' (Modern Painters)
'This impressive…collection of essays on John Pawson will surely find its way onto many a designer's shelf, as both visual reference and essential welcome reading for all new recruits…The book is resolutely not a typical wide-angle brochure of Pawson's work. It instead attempts to assess the real value of architecture which celebrates texture, light, mass and ritual. What with all the recent attention given to 'minimalism', you could mistakenly believe you know all you need to about John Pawson's work. Read this book to know that there's more than the 'less is more' mantra suggests.' (Theme)
'Characteristic of John Pawson’s unique viewpoint on the junction of art and design, it also offers much wider insights into culture, society and architecture.' (Property Executive)
'John Pawson’s immaculate spaces are said to inspire religious awe, and this generously illustrated monograph adroitly recreates that impression…The book is a luscious introduction into a luxuriously empty world.' (Azur)
About the Author
Dejan Sudjic was formerly editor of Blueprint and Domus magazines, and Director of ‘Glasgow 1999: UK City of Architecture and Design’ and the Venice Architectural Biennale 2002. Architecture critic of The Observer, he has written many books, including John Pawson Works, The 100 Mile City (1992), Blade of light: the Story of London's Millenium Bridge (2002) and Ron Arad published by Phaidon.
Further contributing authors include Anita Moryadas, Sam Hecht, Phoebe Greenwood, Robert Winder, Alison Morris, Bruce Chatwin, Michael Craig-Martin, Katherine Bucknell and Father Samuel from the monastery at Novy Dvur.