Item description for Domus 1928-1999. Vols. 1-12 by Charlotte Fiell...
For over seventy-five years, domus has been hailed as the world's most influential architecture and design journal. Founded in 1928 by the great Milanese architect Gio Ponti, the magazine's central agenda has always remained that of creating a privileged insight toward identifying the style of a particular age, from Art Deco, Modern Movement, Functionalism and Postwar to Pop, Post-Modernism and Late Modern. Beautifully designed and comprehensively documented, page after page domus presents some of the most exciting design and architecture projects from around the world. TASCHEN's twelve-volume reprint features selected highlights from the years 1928 to 1999. Reproducing the pages as they originally appeared, each volume is packed with articles that bring to light the incredible history of modern design and architecture. A truly comprehensive lexicon of styles and movements, the volumes are accompanied by specially commissioned introductory texts that not only outline the history of the magazine but also describe what was happening in design and architecture during each era covered. These texts have been written by many of the magazine's renowned past editors: Mario Bellini, Fran?ois Burkhardt, Cesare Maria Casati, Stefano Casciani, Germano Celant, Manolo De Giorgi, Fulvio Irace, Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani, Alessandro Mendini, Lisa Licitra Ponti, Ettore Sottsass Jr., Luigi Spinelli, and Deyan Sudjic. The volumes have also been thoroughly indexed, allowing the reader easy access to key articles ?many of which have been translated into English for the first time. TASCHEN's domus collection is a major publishing achievement and an important must-have for all design and architectureteaching institutions, practicing architects, designers, collectors, students, and anyone who loves design. Wallpaper Magazine Best Book Award Wallpaper*, the most happening design and interiors magazine in the world today, has given TASCHEN's Domus collection a "Best Books" award. The panel of judges, which included Ron Arad, Jane Birkin, Naoto Fukasawa, Matteo di Montezemolo, Ian Schrager, and Viktor & Rolf, chose the Domus collection as one of the six best books for 2007. We can't think of a better endorsement!
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 24.02" Width: 15.98" Height: 15.2" Weight: 81.57 lbs.
Release Date Nov 19, 2006
ISBN 3822830275 ISBN13 9783822830277
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More About Charlotte Fiell
Charlotte Fiell is a leading design historian who has written numerous bestselling books on all aspects of design, from industrial products to graphic communications. She studied at the British Institute in Florence and at Camberwell College of Arts, London, where she received a BA(Hons) in the History of Drawing and Printmaking with Material Science. She later trained at Sotheby's Institute, also in London.
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Love Letter to Taschen Aug 11, 2007
Quite simply, I love you. Your art books beguile me out of whole paychecks. Just the sight of a Taschen flexicover fills me with wonder and delight. Awestruck, I turn your books over in my hands. I even smell the pages while gleefully noting the paperstock. You're a real pro, Benedikt. From comic book publisher to art world King. Your quality is deliciously heartbreaking. My friends and I have spent many an eve discussing your work with envious gleaming eyes and admiring sighs over glasses of wine. Domus beckons from your website; from bookshelves; and from museum bookstores everywhere. "Own me," it says. "Six hundred smackers," I reason. Instead, I buy "Collecting Contemporary, ($30)," a sophisticated "How To" book for the budding afficionado. It tides me over and yet... Domus.
In the Pantheon of great design books, this is Zeus Feb 10, 2007
The greatest design magazine abridged from 1928-1999. If you're interested in design, architecture etc, sell a kidney and get it...