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domus 1970s

domus 1970–1979

Hardcover7.7 x 10.0 in.4.41 lb640 pages40Edition: English Availability: Coming soon

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The best domus coverage of the 1970s, a crucial era where postmodernist tendencies were first detected, individuality in style and construction methods began to make its mark, and the global energy crisis pushed ecological awareness to the fore – featuring Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers, Kisho Kurokawa, and the groundbreaking Centre Georges Pompidou.
domus 1970s

domus 1970s

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The Rise of Individuality and Ecological Awareness

Design and architecture turning points of the 1970s, à la [i]domus[/i]

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 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 1970–1979
Hardcover19.6 x 25.5 cm2.00 kg640 pages

ISBN 978-3-8365-9386-1

Edition: English