Anatomy of Minimum

A powerful new monograph showcasing the defining elements and architectural anatomy at the very heart of Pawson’s work.

This beautiful book, the latest volume in Phaidon’s documentation of John Pawson’s stellar career, hones in on the essential details that mark his distinctive architectural and aesthetic style. It groups a selection of his recent works into domestic projects, including his own house in rural England; extended sacred spaces; and repurposed structures, such as London’s Design Museum. Throughout its pages, this book explores Pawson’s unique approach to proportion and light and his precise language of windows, doors, and walls.

You can’t miss this book if you love John Pawson’s work.

The author, Alison Morris is a writer specialising in architecture and design. She joined the Pawson team in 1998 and has remained close to the heart of the architectural process ever since. She is the author of Phaidon’s John Pawson: Plain Space.

John Pawson CBE has spent over thirty years making rigorously simple architecture that speaks of the fundamentals but is also modest in character. His body of work spans a broad range of scales and typologies, from private houses, sacred commissions, galleries, museums, hotels, ballet sets, yacht interiors and a bridge across a lake.

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