Figure/Ground: A Design Conversation with Scott Johnson and Bill Fain

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In free-association, Johnson and Fain discuss a broad range of topics such as the globalization of architecture, big architecture vs. urban design, beauty, context and the exigencies of history. Intelligently designed by Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award winner Lorraine Wild, this beautiful volume is an important new addition to the literature of architecture and a must for every firm library.

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Scott Johnson and William Fain

Johnson Fain is a fully integrated design studio in architecture, urban design & planning and interior design known for its creative approach to the built environment. Founded in 1989 by two former University of California, Berkeley and Harvard Design School classmates, the office provides design services in a diverse range of project types and is the recipient of numerous awards for design excellence. Scott Johnson, Design Partner and William Fain, Managing Partner and Director of Urban Design & Planning, lead a diversified office of 55 professionals.

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FIGURE/GROUND is a collection of six dialogues by Scott Johnson and William Fain, the principals of Johnson Fain of Los Angeles. Finding inspiration in, among other things, jazz improvisation, Noam Chomsky, classical Japanese architecture, Roman urbanism, Chinese passive solar heating, Catholic monasticism and Native American spirituality, the firm has built a large body of diverse projects internationally. In free-association, Johnson and Fain discuss a broad range of topics such as the globalization of architecture, big architecture vs. urban design, beauty, context and the exigencies of history. Intelligently designed by Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award winner Lorraine Wild, this beautiful volume is an important new addition to the literature of architecture and a must for every firm library.

Introduction by Joseph Giovannini

Edited by Morris Newman

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