20 Over 80: Conversations with Legends of Architecture and Design

20 Over 80: Conversations with Legends of Architecture and Design

By: Aileen Kwun (author), Bryn Smith (author)Paperback

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20 Over 80 collects intimate interview portraits of inspiring and enduring creatives from the fields of architecture and design. Featuring legendary figures from graphic, product, and industrial design, in addition to architecture, advertising, and pedagogy, the book will include a spectrum of talent within these disciplines - many contributors will have seen these professions develop in their lifetimes. Through an interview format, the authors will conduct conversations with each interviewee to bring historical nuance, daily practice, and iconic moments to the fore. Each portrait will be accompanied by a mix of archival material and photographs to illustrate the interviewee's career and anecdotal biography. Potential contributors include: Florence Knoll Bassett, Denise Scott Brown and Robert Venturi, Seymour Chwast, Frank Gehry, Bob Gill, Milton Glaser, and many others.

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About Author

Aileen Kwun is a design writer, editor, and manager based in Brooklyn, NY. Her writing and commentary on art, architecture, and design have appeared in Icon, Metropolis, Domus, Disegno, Grafik, Detail, the Architect's Newspaper, Design Bureau, and the New City Reader, among others. She was recently a panelist at Blunt: Explicit and Graphic Design Criticism Now, the 2013 AIGA Design Educators Conference, and received the Winterhouse Award for Design Writing & Criticism in 2010. The winning essay, which explored the interplay of architectural and fashion design discoursed, has been reprinted into Swedish (RUM magazine, February 2012), and featured in Grafik's recommended reading list as part of the feature story, Critical Mass: A Special Report on Design Criticism (November 2011), alongside a profile of Kwun and other voices from the field that include John Walters, Justin McGuirk, Teal Triggs, Ellen Lupton, and others. Kwun is currently Communications Manager of the award-winning design studio Project Projects. She is also Founding Partner of the editorial consultancy Superscript, specialising in work with design and architecture clients, as well as on- going public programming that includes the quarterly Architecture and Design Book Club. She holds an MFA in Design Criticism (School of Visual Arts, 2011), Certificate in Publishing (Columbia University, 2007), and a BA in English Literature & Composition (UC Berkeley, 2007).

Product Details

  • publication date: 24/05/2016
  • ISBN13: 9781616892814
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9781616892814
  • weight: 544
  • ISBN10: 1616892811

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