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 of domus’ 1950s coverage brings together the most important features from an era of post-war optimism. As memories of conflict receded, architecture and design sought new forms, materials, and applications, as well as increasing international dialogue. Highlights include Le Corbusier’s design of the United Nations Building in New York; the Case Study Houses of Charles and Ray Eames; Richard Neutra in California, office machines by Olivetti, furniture by Ray and Charles Eames, ceramics and tables by Ettore Sottsass, and the Herman Miller Showroom by Alexander Girard in San Francisco.
domus distilled is a seven volume series spanning 1928 to 1999. Over 4,000 pages featuring influential projects by the most important designers and architects, original layouts and all covers, and 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, and a comprehensive index in each volume listing both designers’ and manufacturers’ names.