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John Pawson: A Selective Bibliography

Compiled by Aileen Smith, March 2003, June 2010

This bibliography consists of a selective list of books and articles relating to John Pawson. Those books held within the AA Library are indicated with a shelfmark.

Books (Alphabetically by title) Architecture of minimalism / Francisco Asensio Cerver New York: Hearst Books International, 1997 ISBN 0823061493 (includes Calvin Klein Boutique, New York / John Pawson)


Architecture of truth: the Cistercian Abbey of Le Thoronet / Lucien Herve (afterword by John Pawson) London: Phaidon, 2001 ISBN 0714840033

AA SHELFMARK:72.033.5(44L) HER

Arquitectos a escena: escenografias y montajes de exposicion en los 90 = Architects on stage: stage and exhibition design in the 90s / Pedro Azara, Carles Guri. Barcelona: Gustavo Gili, 2000 ISBN 8425217423 (includes designs by John Pawson)

AA SHELFMARK: 725.822.93:725.91.036 AZA

Contemporary church architecture / Edwin Heathcote and Laura Moffatt Chichester: Wiley-Academy, 2007 ISBN 9780470031568 (includes work by John Pawson)


Contemporary doorways: architectural entrances, transitions and thresholds / Catherine Slessor London: Mitchell Beazley, 2002 ISBN 1840005092 (includes John Pawson)


Desire / Interior vo.1 no.7/8 Pawson)


Melbourne: RMIT, 1995 (includes article by John

Eat London: architecture and eating / Samantha Hardingham London: Ellipsis, 1999 ISBN 1841660035 (includes Wakaba / Claudio Silvesstrin and John Pawson)

AA SHELFMARK: 725.71(421):72.036 HAR

Fashion retail / Eleanor Curtis Chichester Wiley-Academy, 2004 (includes work by John Pawson) ISBN 0470870540


Footbridges / Ursula Baus Birkhauser, 2007 work by John Pawson)


ISBN 9783764381394


John Pawson / John Pawson

Barcelona: Gustavo Gili, 1998

ISBN 8425217415

AA SHELFMARK: 72.036(42):92PAW CHA

John Pawson / John Pawson with introductions by Bruce Chatwin, Deyan Sudjic Barcelona: Gustavo Gili, 1992 ISBN 8425215269

AA SHELFMARK: 72.036(42):92PAW CHA

John Pawson 1995-2005: pausa para pensar = pause for thought / El Croquis, 127 Madrid: El Croquis Editorial, 2005

AA SHELFMARK: 72.036(42):92PAW CRO

John Pawson, lecons du Thoronet / Alison Morris manoeuvres, 2006 ISBN 9782849950708

AA SEHLFMARK: 72.036(42):92PAW MOR

Marseille, France: Images en

John Pawson Plain Space / Alison Morris ISBN 9780714857480

London: Phaidon, October 2010


John Pawson: themes and projects / John Pawson ISBN 0714842370

AA SHELFMARK: 72.036(42):92PAW SUD

London: Phaidon, 2002

John Pawson: works / Deyan Sudjic

AA SHELFMARK: 72.036(42):92PAW SUD

London: Phaidon, 2000

ISBN 0714839094

Key houses of the twentieth century: plans, sections and elevations / Colin Davies London: Laurence King, 2006 ISBN 9781856694636


Language of things: design, luxury, fashion, art: how we are seduced by the objects around us / Deyan Sudjic Penguin, 2009 ISBN 9780141031170 (includes work by John Pawson)


Living and eating / Annie Bell, John Pawson


Ebury Press, 2001 ISBN 0091878810

London: World Cities / Kenneth Powell London: Academy, 1993 ISBN 1854901885 (includes work by John Pawson)

AA SHELFMARK: 72.03(421) POW

Minimum / John Pawson London: Phaidon, 1996


ISBN 0714832626

Modern house / John Welsh London: Phaidon, 1995 ISBN 0714828890 (includes Neuendorf House, Mallorca, Spain / John Pawson and Claudio Silvestrin)


New architecture in Japan / Yuki Sumner, Naomi Pollock with David Littlefield London: Merrell, 2010 ISBN 9781858944500


Next: 8th International Architecture Exhibition 2002 / Biennale di Venezia (2 vols) New York: Rizzoli, 2002 ISBN 0847825213 (includes work by John Pawson)

AA SHELFMARK: 725.91.036(45V):72.036 INT

Nine positions: British Pavilion, the 9th Venice Biennale of Architecture 2004 / curated by Peter Cook London: The British Council. 2004 (includes John Pawson)

AA SHELFMARK: 725.91.036(45V):72.036 INT

Restroom: contemporary design / Jennifer Hudson Laurence King, 2008 ISBN 9781856695183 (includes work by John Pawson)


Sacred buildings: a design manual / Rudolf Stegers Birkhauser, 2008 ISBN 9783764366834 (includes work by John Pawson)


Staircases / Eva Jiricna


London: Laurence King, 2001

ISBN 1856692035

Journal Articles (arranged by year and month of publication) 2010 `Pawson triumphs as Design Museum winner' / article by Will Hurst in Building Design June 4, 2010 / p.1

2009 `Photography / inspiration: readings of architectural inspiration through photographs' / article by Akiko Okatsuka and others in A+U: Architecture and Urbanism no.1 (460) January 2009 / p. 25 (text in Japanese+English) 2008 `Sensory: Pawson House, London; Architect John Pawson; and Hotel Puerta America, Madrid (Lobby and Galleria; Architect John Pawson' in Lotus no.136 December 2008 / p.112-115, p.116-117 (text in Italian+English) `[Private yacht]; Naval architect: Luca Brenta, with architect: John Pawson' in Blueprint no.266 May 2008 / p.45 `The Cistercian Abbey of Le Thoronet' / article by Sou Fujimoto and Karla Britton in A+U: Architecture and Urbanism no.4 (451) April 2008 / p.13-36 (text in Japanese+English) 2007 `Pensare control un muro [Thinking up against the wall]' / article by Federico Tranfa (in 1982 Bruce Chatwin commissioned John Pawson to renovate his London apartment in Eaton Place which no longer exists. The architect describes his extraordinary relationiship with the client) in Domus no.901 March 2007 / p.68-71 (text in Italian+English) `Pawson residence, London 1999 (Architect: John Pawson)' in A+U: Architecture and Urbanism no.3 (438) March 2007 / p.128-131 (text in Japanese+English) `Chroma (stage design), Royal Opera House, London, UK, 2006 (John Pawson) / article by John Pawson in A+U: Architecture and Urbanism no.2 (437) February 2007 / p.76-79 (text in Japanese+English) `John Pawson's leap into set designing' / article by Tim Abrahams Wayne McGregor's `Chroma') in Blueprint no.250 January 2007 / p.22 (set design for

2006 `Hus Baron, Ystad [Baron Residence, Ystad]; Architects: John Pawson' / article by Ingrid Sommar in Arkitecktur (Stockholm) vol.106 no.7 November 2006 / p.44-55 (text in Swedish) `A tale of two monasteries: John Pawson in Bohemia dn Provence' / article by Raymund Ryan (on John Pawson's interventions at the 11th century monastery church of Le Thoronet and his Cistercian monastery at Novy Dvur in the Czech Republic) in Architecture Ireland no.220 September 2006 / p.50-60 `John Pawson....bridge at Kew Gardens' / article by Daniel West in Icon no.038 August 2006 / p.45 `The Sackler Crossing; Architect: John Pawson' / article by John Pawson In Architecture Today no.169 June 2006 / p.77-78 `Architects ` offices: John Pawson, London, UK' / article by Steven Holl and others in A+U: Architecture and Urbanism no.1 (424) January 2006 / p.133135 (text in Japanese+English) 2005 `London: the world's leading designers talk about their home city, includes interview with John Pawson' / article by Marcus Fairs and others in Icon no.028 October 2005 / p.180-182 `Unterwegs: Hotel Puerta America in Madrid [On the road: Hotel Puerta America in Madrid]' / article by Sandra Hofmeister and others in Baumeister vol.102 no.9 September 2005 / p.24-29 (text in German) `New Hotel designed by world's leading architects and designers: Hotel Puerta America, Madrid, Spain' / article by Yoshio Futagawa (includes Lobby / Galleria designed by John Pawson) in GA Houses no.89 September 2005 / p.96-111 (text in Japanese+English) `Tetsuka House, Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan; Architects: John Pawson' in GA Houses no.88 June 2005 / p.32-41 (text in Japanese+English)

`Trappiste monastery, Novy Dvur, Czech Republic; Architect: John Pawson' / article by Ricardo Porro and others in Architecture d'Aujourd'hui no.356 Janury/Februrary 2005 / p.76-79 (text in French+English (text in French+English) `John Pawson 1995-2005: pausa para pensar [John Pawson 1995-2005: pause for thought]' / article by John Pawson and others in El Croquis no.4 (127) 2005 / p.4-191 (text in Spanish+English) 2004 `Cistercian Monastery in Novy Dvur: an expression of restraint; Architect: John Pawson' / article by Yvonne Bruderrek in Detail vol.44 no.9 September 2004 / p.942-944 (text in German+English, summaries in Italian, French, Spanish) 2002 `Pawson Klein [Calvin Klein and John Pawson's latest collaboration in Paris]' / article by Deyan Sudjic in Domus no.851 September 2002 `Recent projects' (includes Exhibition of themes and projects, Valencia, Spain 2002 / John Pawson) in A+U no.8 (383) August 2002 `On the boards. Novy Dvur Monastery, Czech Republic'; Architects: John Pawson / article by Anne Guiney in Architecture (New York) vol.91 no.7 July 2002 `Furniture and architecture' / article by Edwin Heathcote, and others (includes'Preferential treatments: John Pawson recommends the work of AG Fronzoni and Maarten van Severen' by John Pawson) in AD Profile: 158 : Architectural Design vol.72 no.4 July 2002 `In the fast lane' / article by Abby Bussel (John Pawson and Italian interior design firm Antonio Citterio and Partners have collaborated to design the London showroom of furniture retailer B&B Italia.) in Interior Design (New York) vol.73 no.5 May 2002

`John Pawson: monacal et sensuel' / article by Elisabeth Vedrenne in L'Oeil (Lausanne, Switzerland) no.532 December 2001/January 2002 (text in French) 2001 `Fashionable collaborations' / article by Erwin J S Viray, and others (includes Calvin Klein in Tokyuo and Seoul / John Pawson) in A+U no.12 (375) December 2001 `B&B Brompton: showroom, Kensington, London'; Architects: John Pawson, with interior designers: Antonio Citterio and Patricia Viel in Architectural Review vol.210 no.1257 November 2001 `Un tunnel di luce [The tunnel of light]'; Architects: John Pawson, interior designers: Antonio Citterio / article by Phoebe Greenwood in Domus no.841 October 2001 `Taste sensation' / article by Amanda Baillieu (interview with minimalist architect John Pawson who has co-written a cookery book) in RIBA Journal vol.108 no.10 October 2001 `Working at home' / article by Dominic Lutyens (a review of "John Pawson: When Objects Work", an exhibition at Vessel, London) in Blueprint no.184 June 2001 `Salone del Mobile di Milano 2001 [Milan Furniture Fair 2001]' / article by Deyan Sudjic and others (includes John Pawson's first collection of domestic products made by the new Belgian company When Objects Work) in Domus no.836 April 2001 `John Pawson and the roots of the modern: "tilty barn" as an "absent" farmhouse' / article by Marco Romanelli (John Pawson's design of Tilty Barn, a farmhouse in Essex, England) in Abitare no.404 March 2001 `Notre-Dame de Novy Dvur [Our Lady of Novy Dvur]'; Architects: John Pawson / article by Jocelyne Devedjian (Monastery for the Cistercian order created out of an eighteenth century farm building) in D'Architectures no.108 January/February 2001 (text in French)

`Il negozio invisibile [The invisible store]'; Architects: John Pawson in Domus no.833 January 2001 2000 `Eloge de la lumiere: resurrrection d'un monastere [In praise of the light: resurrection of a monastery]'; Architects: John Pawson in Techniques & Architecture no.451 December 2000/January 2001 (text in French) `Holy order' / article by Tim Lewis (John Pawson's project for the renovation of a monastic complex in Novy Dvur, the Czech Republic) in World of Interiors vol.20 no.6 June 2000 `Plain Pawson'; Architects: John Pawson (As with his previous house Pawson has restored the shell but this time he has completely gutted the interior) in Architectural Review vol.207 no.1239 May 2000 `Maximizing minimalism' / article by Kelly Rude (John Pawson profile) in Canadian Architect vol.45 no.4 April 2000 1999 `Prima del 2000 [Before 2000]' / article by Gunther Uhlig and others (includes Pawson family house, London (John Pawson) / article by Deyan Sudjic) In Domus no.821 December 1999 `Innenraume [Interiors, finishing]' / article by Henry Plummer and others Jigsaw, London (John Pawson)) in Detail vol.39 no.2 March 1999 `Wing of desire, Cathay Pacific lounge at Chek Lap Kok airport, Hong Kong'; Architects: John Pawson / article by Andrea Codrington in Interiors March 1999 `Flight of imagination'; Architects: John Pawson /article by Penny McGuire Pacific lounges, Chek Lap Kok airport, Hong Kong) in Architectural Review vol.205 no.1223 January 1999 (Cathay (includes

1998 `Kuala Lumpur Hong Kong' / article by Ramesh Kumar Biswas and others (includes `The Wing' ­ Cathay Pacific lounges by John Pawson) in Domus no.808 October 1998 `First class for business'; Architects: John Pawson / article by Anastasia Edwards (Cathay Pacific's First Class and Business Class lounges, known collectively as The Wing) in Building Journal Hong Kong China September 1998 `Interiores [Interiors]' (includes John Pawson: the English master of minimalism explores the limits of habitability in an architecture based on empty space) in Projeto Design March 1998 (text in Portuguese) 1997 `Space for art ­ museums and galleries' / article by Erwin J S Viray, and others (includes Gallery for clothing: Calvin Klein, Madison Avenue, New York, NY (John Pawson)) in A+U no.8 (323) August 1997 `Bauten fur Verkauf und Prasentation... Angenehm einfach [Buildings for sales and presentation... Pleasant simplicity] / article by Bernhard Ader and others (includes New shop for Jigsaw, 126-127 New Bond Street, London (John Pawson)) in AIT no.3 March 1997 (text in German) `Light in architecture' / article by James Brogan, and others (includes John Pawson: Pawson house and Jigsaw, Bond Street, London) in AD Profile 126 : Architectural Design vol.67 no.3/4 March/April 1997 `Minimal space architecture' / article by Hiroshi Maruyama, and others in SD no.3 (390) March 1997 (text in Japanese) `North light'; Architects: John Pawson (North-Tempest residence, Southwark) in Architectural Review vol.201 no.1201 March 1997

1996 `John Pawson: l'expression du minimum [John Pawson: minimal expression]' / article by Brigitte Fitoussi (includes Pawson residence, Stoneleigh Street, Notting Hill, London; Jigsaw clothes shop, Bond Street, London) in Architecture d'Aujourd'hui no.307 October 1996 (text in French, summaries in English) `Interiors quarterly. Shops' (includes Jigsaw Shop, London by John Pawson) in Architectural Review vol.200 no.1193 July 1996 1995 `Bad Keramik Sanitar [Bathrooms, ceramics, sanitary ware]' / article by Frank Linnig, and others (includes : Extension, including bathroom, to a Victorian terraced house, London, by John Pawson) in Deutsche Bauzeitschrift vol.43 no.10 October 1995 (text in German) `Material values: elegant simplicity at John Pawson's house'' ; Architects: John Pawson (features the bathroom and kitchen) in Architecture Today no.58 May 1995 `Verstilling [Neo-minimalism]' / article by Caroline Bos, and others (includes `John Pawson, the consequent luxury of simplicity' by Caroline Bos) in Architect (The Hague) vol.26 thema-nummer 58 March 1995 (text in Dutch) 1994 `Aspects of minimal architecture' / article by Maggie Toy, and others (includes Pawson Williams Architects: contextual minimalism) in AD Profile 110 : Architectural Design vol.64 no.7/8 July/August 1994 `Rigorously sensual minimalism: the John Pawson residence'; Architects: John Pawson / article by Michael Speaks in ANY: Architecture New York no.6 May/June 1994

1993 `Judd and the art of reason' / article by John Pawson (on the furniture of Donald Judd) in Blueprint no.99 July/August 1993 `In una casa vittoriana, Londra [In a Victorian mansion block, London]'; Architects: John Pawson / article by Marta Laudani in Domus no.749 May 1993 1992 `Houses and materials' / article by Joel Warren Barna, and others (includes `Light architecture ­ Neuendorf Villa, Mallorca (Claudio Silvestrin and John Pawson) / article by Mark Alden Branch) in Progressive Architecture vol.73 no.11 November 1992 `Gemutlichkeit [Comfortableness]' / article by Karl Markus Michel, and others (includes Flat in London by John Pawson) in Baumeister vol.89 no.7 July 1992 (text in German, summaries in English) 1991 `L'appartamento: tutte le cose via = The apartment: everything out of sight' in Abitare no.302 December 1991 `Sushi with everything' / article by John Pawson in Blueprint no.82 November 1991 `Concrete poetry'; Architects: John Pawson in Designers' Journal no.71 October 1991 `Storefront art'; Architects: John Pawson in Blueprint no.80 September 1991 `Interior design' / article by Ziva Freiman, and others (includes `Knightsbridge flat, London (John Pawson), article by John Morris Dixon) in Progressive Architecture vol.72 no.9 September 1991

`Shiro Kuramata, 1934-1991' / article by John Pawson in Blueprint no.76 April 1991 `A sense of order: John Pawson's new flat in London' in Blueprint no.74 February 1991 1989 `Sweet nothings: Minimalism in the High Street ` (John Pawson and Claudio Silvestrin's patisserie) in Blueprint no.53 December 1988/ January 1989 1988 `Japanese geometry' (Wakaba Japanese Restaurant, London) in RIBA Journal vol.95 no.7 July 1988 1987 `Inconspicuous consumption' (Wakaba Restaurant, London) in Blueprint no.39 July/August 1987 `Unterwegs in London [Out and about in London]' / article by Wolfgang Bachmann, and others (includes Pawson residence) in Bauwelt vol.78 no.7/8 February 20 1987 1986 `John Pawson: minimalist' in RIBA Journal vol.93 no.3 supplement, March 1986 Website

Compiled and updated by Aileen Smith, Deputy Librarian March 2003, updated June 2010


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