Phaidon authors recognised in the New Year's Honours List

Gillian Wearing, John Pawson and Tacita Dean all made Commander of the Order of the British Empire for 2019
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Gillian Wearing, John Pawson and Tacita Dean, all CBEs
Gillian Wearing, John Pawson and Tacita Dean, all CBEs

The British architect John Pawson is best known for his minimalist approach, stripping a structure back to its bare necessities. However, this year he has found room for a few more letters at the end of his name: CBE.

 

John Pawson, Monastery of Our Lady of Nový Dvur, Czech Republic
John Pawson, Monastery of Our Lady of Nový Dvur, Czech Republic

In the New Year's Honours List, Pawson – who is perhaps best known for creating London’s Design Museum - was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to design and architecture. And Pawson wasn’t the only Phaidon author now able to add CBE to their signature.

 

Tacita Dean, Section Cinema (Homage to Marcel Broodthaers), 2002
Tacita Dean, Section Cinema (Homage to Marcel Broodthaers), 2002

The British fine artist Tacita Dean, who had previously been awarded an OBE in 2013, was also given this higher honour for services to art, following the success of her ground-breaking 2018 solo exhibition, which ran concurrently at the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery and the Royal Academy.

 

 From Signs that say what you want them to say not Signs that say what someone else wants you to say (1992-1993) by Gillian Wearing
From Signs that say what you want them to say not Signs that say what someone else wants you to say (1992-1993) by Gillian Wearing

And Gillian Wearing, also the recipient of an OBE – she received hers in 2011 – was given a CBE for her services to art; in 2018, she became the first woman to create a statue for Parliament Square, following the installation of her statue of Millicent Fawcett, the suffragist.

 

Spectrum by John Pawson

To find out more about all three, order a copy of our Gillian Wearing book here; take a look at our Tacita Dean collector’s edition here; and peruse our wide range of John Pawson books here.


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