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.
1985–1989: The eighties in full force
Along with the Postmodern—buildings, interior decoration, and designs by Peter Shire, Richard Meier, Gustav Peichl, Ricardo Bofill, Ettore Sottsass, Arata Isozaki, and Arquitectonica—the High-Tech Style was dominant, led by the Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation offices by Foster Associates, and the Lloyds Building by Richard Rogers. Contemporary avant-garde led with designs by Daniel Libeskind in Berlin. In product design, furniture and lamps by Alberto Meda and Philippe Starck were published in domus for the first time.
Volume I —1928–1939: Birth of the International Style
Volume II —1940–1949: Destruction and reconstruction
Volume III —1950–1954: Architecture of the avant-garde
Volume IV —1955–1959: International affairs
Volume V —1960–1964: Design goes pop
Volume VI —1965–1969: Looking to the future
Volume VII —1970–1974: Individuality reigns supreme
Volume VIII —1975–1979: The rise of ecological awareness
Volume IX —1980–1984: Postmodern preoccupations
Volume XI –1990–1994: The next generation
Volume 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 have also edited TASCHEN’s Decorative Art series and the 12-volume domus 1928–1999.