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Postmodern & High-Tech
The 1980s in full force
Founded in 1928 as a ""iving diary" by the great Milanese architect and designer Gio Ponti, domus has has been hailed as the world's most influential architecture and design journal. With both style and rigor, it has offered consistent coverage of major themes and stylistic movements in product, structure, interior, and industrial design.
In this freshly revised edition, see how domus covered the 1980s in full force-from the Postmodern to the High-Tech Style.
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.
1985-1989: The 80s 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 Starckwere published in domus for the first time.
- Seven volumes spanning 1928 to 1999
- Over 6,000 pages featuring influential projects by the most important designers and architects
- Original layouts and all covers, with captions providing navigation and context
- New introductory essays by renowned architects and designers
- Each edition comes with an appendix featuring texts translated into English, many of which were previously only available in Italian
- A comprehensive index in each volume listing both designers' and manufacturers' names
About the series:
Bibliotheca Universalis-- Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable, democratic price
Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, the name TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible, open-minded publishing. Bibliotheca Universalis brings together nearly 100 of our all-time favorite titles in a neat new format so you can curate your own affordable library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia.
Bookworm's delight -- never bore, always excite
Text in English, French, German, and Italian.
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