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Domus, Art Architecture and Modern Design Collections From Taschen 1928 - 1999 12 Books Set
580 x 12 = 6960 pages
color and b&w photos
Hard cover with dust jacket
32 x 23 cm
33,5 kg
English/Italian

12 Volumes Set

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A CD-ROM with a complete index of all 12 volumes in the domus reprint collection.



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.

Books in this Set Include:

Volume 1 : 1928 - 1939 Birth of the International Style

The International Style of the late '20s and '30s was defined by groundbreaking buildings, interiors and furniture by Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, Marcel Breuer, Robert Mallett-Stevens, Alvar Aalto, and Richard Neutra. The Italian avant-garde, including Giuseppe Terragni, Carlo Mollino, Gio Ponti, Melchiorre Bega, Franco Albini or Studio BBPR, were also central in the formative decade of Modernism. Tubular furniture, glass works by Venini and Fontana Arte, and industrial design are featured, alongside American skyscrapers and office interiors.





Volume 2 : 1940 - 1949 Destruction and reconstruction

Fascism's rise and World War II led to widespread destruction in Europe, followed by reconstruction, democratization, and the search for new social values. In fascist Italy, Modernism flourished in buildings and designs by Carlo Mollino, Gian Luigi Banfi, Franco Albini, and Giuseppe Terragni. After the war, Organic Design emerged alongside the International Style. Despite enormous obstacles, the avant-garde continued to thrive in Italy, Switzerland, Scandinavia and the USA. This tome includes reports and features on modern industrial design and furniture, domestic and business interiors, new prefabricated houses, and American academic architecture.





Volume 3 : 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.





Volume 4 : 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.





Volume 5 : 1960 - 1964 Design goes pop

The early '60s saw the rise of Pop Art and popular culture, leading to Pop Design-particularly in interiors, where new synthetics and plastics replaced metal, glass or wood, leading to radical new designs. Volume V features designs by Ray and Charles Eames, Verner Panton, Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, and Joe Colombo. In architecture, buildings by Gio Ponti, Carlo Scarpa, Angelo Mangiarotti, James Stirling, and Eero Saarinen are among the highlights.





Volume 6 : 1965 - 1969 Looking to the future

In the late '60s, architecture and design changed radically. Functionality, elegance, and faithfulness to materials gave way to experimentation and exploration. Archizoom and Archigram questioned status symbols and consumerism, reflected in the Anti and Radical Design movements. Also featured are Joe Colombo, Ettore Sottsass, Gae Aulenti, Olivier Mourgue, Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, Verner Panton, Kenzo Tange, Luigi Moretti, Oscar Niemeyer, and Gio Ponti.





Volume 7 : 1970 - 74 Individuality reigns supreme

The early '70s saw seismic changes in architecture and design, as a trend towards individuality manifested in novel styles and construction methods. Futuristic work by Luigi Moretti stood in contrast to practical designs by Renzo Piano or Richard Rogers; elsewhere the first postmodern tendencies could be detected. Japanese architect Kisho Kuramata created metabolic buildings and city planning, while the living landscapes of designers Verner Panton and Joe Colombo opened new vistas.





Volume 8 : 1975 - 1979 First signs of ecological awareness

The mid-'70s saw a global energy crisis resulting from oil shortages. As a result, architecture and design moved to embrace alternative resources, ecological building methods, and recyclable materials. Featured are postmodern buildings by Richard Meier, the modernistic structures by Foster Associates, the Centre Georges Pompidou by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers, and the work of the Japanese architects Arata Isozaki and Kisho Kurakawa. Also included are designs for transport systems, office machines, and electrical appliances.





Volume 9 : 1980 - 1984 Postmodern preoccupations

The early '80s saw the rise of Postmodernism. Italian design groups Alchimia and Memphis, led by Alessandro Mendini, Andrea Branzi, Michele de Lucchi, and Ettore Sottsass, questioned the functionality of design objects. Everyday items and classic designs were reinterpreted with ironic relish. In architecture, similar ideas took shape in the buildings of Hans Hollein, Michael Graves, Studio Nizzoli, and the offices of Venturi, Rauch & Scott Brown, while deconstructivist tendencies were recognizable in early designs by Zaha Hadid.





Volume 10 : 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 11 : 1990 - 1994 The Next Generation

The early 1990s saw a generational shift in architecture and design: domus documented the rise of architects Tadao Ando, Jean Nouvel, David Chipperfield, Philippe Starck, Rem Koolhaas, Peter Eisenman, Jacques Herzog, and Pierre de Meuron, while still featuring architectural greats like Frank O. Gehry, Mario Bellini, Richard Meier, Renzo Piano, Norman Foster, and Santiago Calatrava. In product design, Marc Newson, Rodney Kinsman, Jasper Morrison and Fernando and Humberto Campana made waves.





Volume 12 : 1995 - 1999 Leaving the 20th century

At the century's end, domus remained the bible of avant-garde design, showcasing the best architecture, interiors, domestic and industrial designs. This volume features buildings by Mario Botta, Arata Isozaki, Josef Paul Kleihues, Richard Meier, Günther Domenig, Herzog & Meuron, Frank O. Gehry, Peter Zumthor, Daniel Libeskind, and designs by Philippe Starck, Ross Lovegrove, Jonathan Ive, Alberto Meda, Paolo Rizzatto, Perry A . King, and Santiago Miranda.