Domus, Volume 4, 1955-1959

By: Luigi Spinelli; Ettore Sottsass

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1955-1959: International Affairs. The focus of this volume is the second half of the 1950s, an era of grand visions and increasing internationalization in architecture and design. The often playful and experimental ideas and designs of the first half of the decade became more and more set in a common style, in which the International style forms an alliance with the new organic forms of the postwar period - whereby the only common feature is the high quality of each particular design. The works documented here by architects and designers such as Oscar Niemeyer, Carlos Raul, Villanueva, Vittoriano Vigano, and Angelo Mangiarotti are representative of this development. Also featured are modern office machines by Olivetti, furniture design by Ray and Charles Eames, ceramic and lamp designs by Ettore Sottsass, the Herman Miller Showroom of Alexander Girard in San Francisco, and famous buildings like Le Corbusier's pilgrimage church in Ronchamp or Gio Ponti's Villa Arreaza in Caracas.

Title: Domus, Volume 4, 1955-1959

Author Name: Luigi Spinelli; Ettore Sottsass

Categories: Architecture, Building & Renovating, Design, Interior Design & Decoration, Furniture,

Publisher: Taschen: 2008

ISBN Number: 3836509547

ISBN Number 13: 9783836509541

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

Seller ID: 030082

Description: The focus of this volume is the second half of the 1950s, an era of grand visions and increasing internationalisation in architecture and design. English/Italian text. An unmarked copy in very good condition. This is a large and heavy book and additional postage will be requested for international orders.

Keywords: Design, mid-century design, furnitiure, Architecture,