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    A Visual Inventory, John Pawson. Published by Phaidon

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    A Visual Inventory, John Pawson. Published by Phaidon

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    A Visual Inventory, John Pawson. Published by Phaidon

A Visual Inventory, John Pawson

Posted by Alex Moshakis,

Celebrated minimalist architect John Pawson – who’s designed Calvin Klein flagship stores and Cistercian monasteries and pretty much everything in between – also has a penchant for photography. Of around 230,000 personal snapshots, some 250 are compiled within Phaidon’s A Visual Inventory, an appropriately pared back and beautiful new tome that betrays the architect’s love of straight lines and natural materials.

An in-depth interview with John, in which we discuss the stripped back pragmatism of monks, the benefits of minimalism, and what makes architecture great, is included in It’s Nice That No.8, which is available now.

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Posted by Alex Moshakis

Alex originally joined It’s Nice That as a designer but moved into editorial and oversaw the It’s Nice That magazine from Issue Six (July 2011) to Issue Eight (March 2012) before moving on that summer.