John Pawson
Phaidon Press, New York, 2006; originally published 1996, English
Nonfiction, Architecture
11 3/8 x 9 7/8 inches, paperback, 272 pages, 81 color illustrations, 56 black-and-white illustrations
ISBN: 9780714843537
Suggested Retail Price: $39.95

From the Publisher. A highly sought-after bible of the Minimalist aesthetic, available in paperback for the first time, this book is an extraordinary visual essay that explores the notion of minimum as applied to architecture, art, and design compiled by the Minimalist architect John Pawson. Minimum captures the essential qualities of buildings and objects that have been reduced to their bare essentials. The book includes images as diverse as buildings from prehistoric Mexico to Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe, art by Donald Judd, photography, furniture, and pottery. The hardbound edition, now out of print, is a collector’s item.

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Victoria Meyers

I see this as a perfect architectural monograph. It uses few words, and very clearly describes a series of attitudes toward form, materiality, and space.

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