For over eight decades domus has been the world’s most influential architecture and design journal. Founded in 1928 by the great Milanese architect Gio Ponti, it has consistently highlighted the characteristic styles of each age, from Art Deco, Modernism, Functionalism, to Pop, Postmodernism and Late Modern. Beautifully designed and documented, domus presents the most exciting projects from around the world.
Each volume of TASCHEN’s domus reprint collection reproduces a selection of the magazine’s original pages, packed with articles tracing the history of modern design and architecture. Available as 12 separate volumes covering 1928-1999, this series is a major publishing event and a must-have item for design and architecture institutions and practices, architects, designers, students, and anyone who loves design.
1950 – 1954: Architecture of the avant-garde
The early 1950s were characterized by great optimism, as memories of World War II receded. Architecture and design sought new forms, materials and applications – and domus captured the mood with detailed reports on Tapio Wirkkala, Finn Juhl, Carlo de Carli, Carlo Mollino, Piero Fornasetti, Harry Bertoia and George Nelson; via features on Le Corbusier’s famous Unité d’Habitation; the Case Study Houses of Charles and Ray Eames; Richard Neutra in California and Oscar Niemeyer in Brazil; and the futuristic Olivetti Showroom by Studio BBPR in New York. This book offers a superb overview of international architecture of the avant-garde in the early ’50s.
Vol. I —1928–1939: Birth of the International Style
Vol. II —1940–1949: Destruction and reconstruction
Vol. IV —1955–1959: International affairs
Vol. V —1960–1964: Design goes pop
Vol. VI —1965–1969: Looking to the future
Vol. VII —1970–1974: Individuality reigns supreme
Vol. VIII —1975–1979: The rise of ecological awareness
Vol. IX —1980–1984: Postmodern preoccupations
Vol. X —1985–1989: The Eighties in full force
Vol. XI —1990–1994: The next generation
Vol. XII —1995–1999: Leaving the 20th century
Charlotte & Peter Fiell have written numerous TASCHEN books, including 1000 Chairs, Design of the 20th Century, Industrial Design A–Z, Scandinavian Design, Designing the 21st Century, Graphic Design for the 21st Century, 1000 Lights and Contemporary Graphic Design. They also edited TASCHEN’s Decorative Art series and the 12-volume domus 1928–1999.