John Pawson. Paperback book published by Gustavo Gilli 1992.
I’ve now had this book for a few years. I originally decided, after a failed ebay attempt, that rather than selling the book cheap to another book dealer, I would keep it for the future. What that future would be, I had no idea at the time… but here we are and it’s now the future. The reason I wanted to keep the book, was that I felt that it was something special and those of you who know John Pawsons work will know what I’m talking about. In other words, I like the book.
“John Pawson (born 6 May 1949) is a British designer associated with the minimalist aesthetic.”
There is a little bit more information in Wiki but not much… it’s very minimal. Even the title of this book is… minimal. When I found this book I had no idea who this guy was, my knowledge was… minimal. I liked the cover… it’s minimal, and you know “you can always tell a book by it’s cover”… or something like that…. It’s got great photographs and illustrations of… minimal designs.
The book has a gift inscription signed by “John”. Not uncommon for his books, but still a nice touch. The www lists the book as worth a bit… which is another reason I didn’t want to sell it off cheap. I’ve now listed the book on Books & Collectibles… lets face it, it has more of a chance of selling there, than in a box under my desk where the chance of selling it are… minimal.
So since my failed ebay attempt those few years ago, I do wonder if there is much interest in John Pawson now… or is interest…