Collection(s) : Bibliotheca universalis
Paru le 07/11/2017 | Relié sous jaquette 741 pages
essay by Fulvio Irace | introduction by Luigi Spinelli
The birth of the International Style
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 features domus's coverage from the transformative years between 1928 and 1939. It is an era famed for the emergence of the International Style when the likes of Le Corbusier, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Marcel Breuer, Robert Mallet-Stevens, Alvar Aalto, and Richard Neutra channeled modernist ideals into rectilinear forms, restrained surfaces, and open, luminous interiors.
The domus coverage of this decisive decade spanned the details and the grand designs. From soaring steel sky- scrapers to tubular furniture, its coverage is a definitive record of how light, form, and pared-down aesthetics combined in the pursuit of an honest and utilitarian form for the modern and rapidly industrializing age.
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« Beautifully designed and comprehensively documented, page after page this series presents some of the most compelling design and architecture projects from around the world. »
- Designwatcher, New York
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.