Phil Patton — Rendering the Ordinary Extraordinary

Phil Patton in the late 1970s
In The New York Times, Patton wrote about Prada’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection, which featured shoes sporting automobile tailfins.
Left: In “Home of the ‘Potato Chip,’” Patton discusses the Dorton Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina, as a bold but colloquial statement of modernist architecture Right: Cover of “Top This and Other Parables of Design: Selected Writings by Phil Patton,” published by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
Patton’s scores of notebooks that span decades of writing contain notes, quips, schedules, and doodles demonstrating his though process and ever-engaged curiosities.

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SVA MA Design Research, Writing and Criticism

SVA MA Design Research, Writing and Criticism

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