Living in the present
Twenty Over Eighty: Conversations on a Lifetime in Architecture and DesignBy Aileen Kwun and Bryn Smith
Princeton Architectural Press, $35, £21.99
Designed by Paul Wagner
You want inspiration? Buy this book! It is as simple as that. Cleverly exploring a demographic that is too often sidelined, Aileen Kwun and Bryn Smith asked twenty giants in the fields of design and architecture about the wisdom they have acquired during their eight or more decades on the planet. The vivid and quotable insights from one interview alone could fill this entire review.
Cover from Twenty Over Eighty.
Top: Spread showing a conversation with Californian designer Deborah Sussman.
Martin Colyer, freelance art director, writer, London
Read the full version in Eye no. 93 vol. 24, 2017
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