The stones of Rievaulx

‘The Cistercian monasteries in my home county of Yorkshire number amongst my earliest influences. Visiting Rievaulx Abbey as a child, I was aware that there was something very special about its arrangements of stone blocks and the atmosphere they generated, even if I could not articulate what this might be and even though, in places, the architecture is reduced to little more than a memory of the plan’.

Words taken from ‘A Visual Inventory by John Pawson’, published by Phaidon Press 2012


John Pawson