An unparalleled publication in architecture and design, the domus "living newspaper" was created in 1928 by Gio Ponti. Over the years, during the following decades, the magazine covered the main themes and movements of industrial design, interior, product and structure, with a concern for creative excellence and editorial rigor. This new reissue presents how domus covered the evolutions that marked the years between 1928 and 1939.
This period is recognized as having marked the emergence of the International Style, when Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, Marcel Breuer, Robert Mallet-Stevens, Alvar Aalto and Richard Neutra applied the modernist ideas to create rectilinear shapes, bare surfaces and open and bright interiors. The domus reports during these decisive years trace the details and the grandiose forms.
From steel skyscrapers to vertiginous height to tubular furniture, the articles form an indispensable account of the way light, structures and refined aesthetics have been combined in a quest for the right and utilitarian form, adapted at an age of rapid industrialization. domus includesSeven volumes covering the period from 1928 to 1999More than 6.000 pages addressing the major projects of the most important designers and architectsThe original models and all the covers, with captions providing references and information on the contextNew introductory essays written by renowned architects and designersEach edition includes an English translation of the texts, some of which are only available in Italian in the pastA complete index of the names of designers and manufacturers in each volume