Eva Maddox Innovator, Designer, Educator

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Romy Wyllie

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9781864707397
Hardback
The Images Publishing Group
Territory: World excluding Japan, South Korea, North Korea, and South East Asia
Size: 300 mm x 223 mm
Pages: 272
Illustrations: 250 colour, 50 b&w

RRP £49.95

  • Comprehensive monograph on innovative and award-winning designer Eva Maddox, a pioneer in branding interior spaces and custom patterning
  • Traces Maddox's career from its early days to her independent practice to her partnership with the global architecture firm Perkins + Will

Award-winning designer Eva Maddox has been described as a "change agent" and a "visionary design theorist and practitioner who has reshaped the interior design profession and raised the standards of commercial design and architecture."

This comprehensive monograph traces her creative journey from a tiny town in rural Tennessee to her own renowned firm, Eva Maddox Associates, to a dedicated branding studio within the international architectural practice Perkins + Will. Profusely illustrated with sketches, plans, source material, and colour photography, the book includes 35 major projects: colleges, hospitals, financial institutions, company headquarters, libraries, museums, showrooms, and retail establishments, culminating in a series of designs for furniture and workspace giant Haworth. Introductory chapters on Maddox's innovative branding and patterning and a final section on her extensive experience in teaching, including the founding of graduate school Archeworks, complete this review of the career and legacy of an exceptional woman of design.

Contents: Part 1: Innovator, A Tennessee Childhood, The Beginnings of a Firm, Branded Environments and Patterning; Part 2: Designer, Eva Maddox Associates, Showrooms and Retail, Healthcare, Universities, Perkins + Will, Museums and Exhibits, Financial and Corporate, Haworth Showrooms and Headquarters; Part 3: Educator, Early Teaching, Archeworks.

Romy Wyllie is the author of two books on architecture, Caltech's Architectural Heritage: From Spanish Tile to Modern Stone and Bertram Goodhue: His Life and Residential Architecture, as well as the coauthor and editor of additional titles. She is a professional member of the International Interior Design Association. Wyllie is an Honorary Alumna of Caltech, where she has led a volunteer architectural tour service for more than thirty years.