Domus, Volume 3, 1950-1954

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1950-1954: Architecture of the Avant-Garde. This volume covers the first half of the 1950s, a time characterized by great optimism. The consequences of World War II had largely been overcome, the most urgent needs of the population were satisfied, and economic prospects looked bright. Architecture and design looked for new forms of expression, for new materials and their applications - and the possibilities seemed limitless. Volume III shows contemporary trends of the time through detailed reports on the ninth Triennial in Milan and about designers like Tapio Wirkkala, Finn Juhl, Carlo de Carli, Carlo Mollino, Piero Fornasetti, Marco Zanuso, Harry Bertoia and George Nelson. Via features on Le Corbusier's famous Unité d'Habitation in Marseille, the groundbreaking Case Study Houses by Charles and Ray Eames, the efforts of Richard Neutra in California, the work of Oscar Niemeyer in Brazil, and the futuristic Olivetti Showroom by Studio BBPR in New York.

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Book Description 2008. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Since its launch in 1928, domus has been hailed as the worlds most influential architecture and design journal. Founded as a "living diary" by the great Milanese architect and designer Gio Ponti, domus has consistently highlighted the major themes and stylistic movements in design, from Art Deco, Modernism, Functionalism and Postwar to Pop, Postmodernism and Late Modern. Beautifully designed and documented, domus consistently presents the most exciting design and architecture projects from around the world. Reproducing the pages as they originally appeared, each volume is packed with articles detailing the history of design and architecture, and contains a specially commissioned text on the magazine's history and the major developments during that period, written by one of the magazines renowned past editors: Mario Bellini, François 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. All the volumes are thoroughly indexed, providing easy access to key articlesmany of them translated into English for the first time. TASCHENs domus collection is a major publishing achievement and a must-have item for all design and architecture teaching institutions, practicing architects, designers, collectors, students, and anyone who loves design. Wallpaper Magazine Best Book Award. Wallpaper*, the ultra-hip design and interiors magazine, honored TASCHEN's domus collection with a 'Best Books' award. The judgesRon Arad, Jane Birkin, Naoto Fukasawa, Matteo di Montezemolo, Ian Schrager, and Viktor & Rolfchose the domus collection as one of their Six Best Books of 2007. We can't think of a better endorsement! NEW UNREAD and VERY HEAVY. This may affect postage, according to destination. Language: eng Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng. Seller Inventory # ABE-8302246283

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