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domus 1950s

domus 1950–1959

Hardcover19.6 x 25.5 cm2.00 kg640 pages30Edition: English Availability: February 20, 2023Pre-orders Terms and Conditions
In this freshly revised edition, discover the ultimate architecture and design journal's coverage of a decisive decade. Replete with post-war promise and increasing internationalism, trace the star projects and practitioners of the age, including Case Study Houses, Olivetti office machinery, Le Corbusier, and Gio Ponti.
domus 1950s

domus 1950s

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Hopeful modernism

The optimism and triumphs of the 1950s

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 domus' 1950s coverage brings together the most important features from an era of post-war optimism. As memories of conflict receded, architecture and design sought new forms, materials, and applications, as well as increasing international dialogue. Highlights include Le Corbusier’s design of the United Nations Building in New York; the Case Study Houses of Charles and Ray Eames; Richard Neutra in California, office machines by Olivetti, furniture by Ray and Charles Eames, ceramics and tables by Ettore Sottsass, and the Herman Miller Showroom by Alexander Girard in San Francisco.

domus distilled
  • Seven volumes spanning 1928 to 1999
  • Over 4,000 pages featuring influential projects by the most important designers and architects
  • Original layouts and all covers, with captions providing navigation and context
  • 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
The editor

Charlotte & Peter Fiell are well-known design authors 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. The Fiells have lectured widely, guest taught courses, curated exhibitions, and consulted 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.

domus 1950–1959
Hardcover19.6 x 25.5 cm2.00 kg640 pages

ISBN 978-3-8365-9384-7

Edition: English