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.
1955–1959: International affairs
The late 50s was an era of grand visions and increasing internationalization, as evidenced by the works included here by architects and designers like Oscar Niemeyer, Carlos Raúl Villanueva, Vittoriano Viganò, and Angelo Mangiarotti. Also featured are office machines by Olivetti, furniture by Ray and Charles Eames, ceramics and lights by Ettore Sottsass, the Herman Miller Showroom by Alexander Girard in San Francisco, Le Corbusier’s pilgrimage church in Ronchamp and Gio Ponti’s Villa Arreaza in Caracas.
Vol. I —1928–1939: Birth of the International Style
Vol. II —1940–1949: Destruction and reconstruction
Vol. III —1950–1954: Architecture of the avant-garde
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.