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September 30, 2010

"John Pawson Plain Space," a retrospective of British architect John Pawson's work, is on view at London's Design Museum until January 2011. Coinciding with the exhibition, Phaidon Press has published "John Pawson: Plain Space," the first monograph of his work from the past decade. The book spotlights thirty of Pawson's wide-ranging projects, from landscapes to monasteries to yachts to a ballet stage set, and shows how the master of luxurious minimalism has worked with light, space, proportion, and materials to refine his aesthetic and broaden the field. Here's a peek inside the book, written by Alison Morris. To dig deeper, check out this video interview with Pawson, posted on Phaidon's website.

Pictured on the cover is the Baron House in Skane, Sweden.
Pictured on the cover is the Baron House in Skane, Sweden.
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Another view of the Baron House, Skane, Sweden. Photo by Ake Lindman.
Another view of the Baron House, Skane, Sweden. Photo by Ake Lindman.
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Fotograf Åke E:son Lindman AB Hudiksvallsgatan 4B 113 30 STOCKHOLM +46 8 343580 ake.eson@lindmanphotography.com
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Inside the Baron House, Skane, Sweden. Photo by Ake Lindman.
Inside the Baron House, Skane, Sweden. Photo by Ake Lindman.
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Fotograf Åke E:son Lindman AB Hudiksvallsgatan 4B 113 30 STOCKHOLM +46 8 343580 ake.eson@lindmanphotography.com
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Montemaggio Houses, Tuscany, Italy. Photo by Douglas Tuck.
Montemaggio Houses, Tuscany, Italy. Photo by Douglas Tuck.
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Sackler Crossing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, England. Photo by Richard Davies.
Sackler Crossing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, England. Photo by Richard Davies.
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Chroma, Royal Opera House, London, England. Premiere November 2006. Photo by Richard Davies.
Chroma, Royal Opera House, London, England. Premiere November 2006. Photo by Richard Davies.
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Sloop-B60. Photo by Jens Weber.
Sloop-B60. Photo by Jens Weber.
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Interior of the Monastery of Our Lady of Nový Dvůr, Bohemia. Photo by Jens Weber.
Interior of the Monastery of Our Lady of Nový Dvůr, Bohemia. Photo by Jens Weber.
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Exterior of the Monastery of Our Lady of Nový Dvůr, Bohemia. Photo by Stefan Dold.
Exterior of the Monastery of Our Lady of Nový Dvůr, Bohemia. Photo by Stefan Dold.
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Pictured on the cover is the Baron House in Skane, Sweden.
Pictured on the cover is the Baron House in Skane, Sweden. Image courtesy of .

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