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Twenty Over Eighty

Conversations with Legends of Architecture and Design

Aileen Kwun, Bryn Smith

$35.00

     7 × 9 in (17.8 × 22.9 cm)
Paperback
224 pages
175 color illustrations
Publication date: 05/24/2016
Rights: World
ISBN: 9781616892814


Twenty Over Eighty features profiles and interviews with twenty creative professionals over the age of eighty who have dedicated their lifetimes to design. In revealing conversations with creative minds from a broad variety of fields--from architecture and advertising to furniture, product, industrial, and graphic design, design-writers Aileen Kwun and Bryn Smith spotlight makers and thinkers who continue to experiment, innovate, and make vital contributions to their disciplines well into their eighth decade. Twenty Over Eighty is not only a record of their remarkable histories and experiences, but also a source of knowledge and inspiration for contemporary creatives and generations of designers to come.
  • Interviews with graphic designers Seymour Chwast, Milton Glaser, Bob Gill, Richard Hollis, Lora Lamm, and Deborah Sussman; architects Kenneth Frampton, Alessandro Mendini, Ricardo Scofidio, and Beverly Willis; urbanist Jane Thompson; furniture designer Jens Risom; and textile designer Jack Lenor Larsen


Aileen Kwun is a Brooklyn-based design writer and editor whose work has appeared in Domus, Icon, Metropolis, Surface, and numerous other publications. She received the Core77 Design Award for Design Writing in 2014, and the Winterhouse Award for Design Writing & Criticism in 2010.

Bryn Smith is a graphic designer, writer, and critic. She studied journalism and new media at the University of Colorado, and received her MFA in design criticism from the School of Visual Arts.


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