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Founded in 1928 as a "living diary" by the great Milanese architect and designer Gio Ponti, domus has been hailed as the world's most influential architecture and design journal. With style and rigor, it has reported on the major themes and stylistic movements in industrial, interior, product, and structural design.

This fresh reprint of the 1970s domus coverage brings together the most important features from an era marking seismic changes in architecture and design. It was a time when individualism gained momentum as a novel style, and we began to notice the first postmodernist tendencies. Faced with the global energy crisis, architects and designers imbued their methods with a new ecological awareness.

For work to be featured in the magazine it had to offer function, spatial clarity, intellectual persuasion, relevant originality, and/or grace. Those groundbreaking projects and practitioners that made the cut include Shiro Kuramata, Verner Panton, Joe Colombo, Richard Meier, the modernist structures by Foster Associates and the Centre Georges Pompidou by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers.domus distilled

Seven volumes spanning 1928 to 1999

Over 6,000 pages featuring influential projects by the most important designers and architects

Original layouts and all covers, with captions providing navigation and context

New introductory essays by renowned architects and designers

Each edition comes with an appendix featuring texts translated into English, many of which were previously only available in Italian

A comprehensive index in each volume listing both designers' and manufacturers' names

About the series

Bibliotheca Universalis - Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe!

 

Details

ISBN: 9783836526531
Series: Bibliotheca Universalis
Audience: General
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 792
Publication Date: 8 Nov 2017
Publisher: Taschen GmbH
Publication City, Country: Cologne, Germany
Dimensions (cm): 19.5(H) x 14(L)
Weight (gm): 1356

 

Reviews

"domus has a rich history of spotting trends and fashions. It elevates icons to classics."

 

Author Biography

Charlotte & Peter Fiell are well known design writers, having written over sixty books on the subject. Among their various areas of specialization is the realm of transportation design in all its diverse forms. They have also lectured widely, guest taught courses, curated exhibitions, and consulted to manufacturing companies, museums, salerooms, and major private collectors around the world. Together they have written numerous TASCHEN books, including 1000 Chairs, Design of the 20th Century, Industrial Design A-Z, 1000 Lights and Scandinavian Design. They also edited TASCHEN's Decorative Art series and the 12-volume domus 1928-1999 and have most recently authored the double-volume Ultimate Collector Cars.
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