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Twenty Over Eighty: Conversations on a Lifetime in Architecture and Design Paperback – May 24, 2016
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"A wide range of sage advice..One thing is certain: Design is this crowd's fountain of youth." -Surface
"You want inspiration? Buy this book! It is as simple as that." -Eye Magazine
"This book offers readers the next best thing to sitting down with these interesting and influential designers, whose insights, reflections, and personalities will ignite passion in anyone with a penchant for design." -Library Journal
"Presented in a Q&A format, Twenty Over Eighty teems with perspective from a time when the design profession was just beginning to be codified. The compact volume guides readers through a generation of designers whose pioneering ideas shaped the world as we know it." -Quartz
"It is one of the most engrossing books we have come across so far.a constant source of inspiration and information." -New York Spaces
"In their book Twenty Over Eighty, magazine editor Aileen Kwun and graphic designer Bryn Smith have wisely bucked the trend of a youth-obsessed culture through stimulating interviews with the elders of the architecture and design worlds." -Architectural Record
"If there was ever a strong argument for the value in listening to your elders, it lies in this book." -Metropolis magazine
"By highlighting each creative professional's character and integrity, Kwun and Smith deftly unveil how each one was able to nourish ideas while allowing for reflection on the most meaningful ups and downs of his or her respective career." -Architecture Boston
About the Author
Aileen Kwun is a writer, editor, and critic based in New York. Her work has appeared in Domus, Dwell, Icon, Metropolis, and Surface, among other publications.
Bryn Smith is a graphic designer, writer, and critic. She lives in New York and has taught at Cooper Union, and the Rhode Island School of Design.
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