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For over seventy-five years, domus has been hailed as the world's most influential architecture and design journal. Founded in 1928 by the great Milanese architect Gio Ponti, the magazine's central agenda has always remained that of creating a privileged insight toward identifying the style of a particular age, from Art Deco, Modern Movement, Functionalism and Postwar to Pop, Post-Modernism and Late Modern. Beautifully designed and comprehensively documented, page after page domus presents some of the most exciting design and architecture projects from around the world. TASCHEN's twelve-volume reprint features selected highlights from the years 1928 to 1999. Reproducing the pages as they originally appeared, each volume is packed with articles that bring to light the incredible history of modern design and architecture. A truly comprehensive lexicon of styles and movements, the volumes are accompanied by specially commissioned introductory texts that not only outline the history of the magazine but also describe what was happening in design and architecture during each era covered. These texts have been written by many of the magazine's renowned past editors: Mario Bellini, Fran?ois 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. The volumes have also been thoroughly indexed, allowing the reader easy access to key articles ?many of which have been translated into English for the first time. TASCHEN's domus collection is a major publishing achievement and an important must-have for all design and architectureteaching institutions, practicing architects, designers, collectors, students, and anyone who loves design. Wallpaper Magazine Best Book Award Wallpaper*, the most happening design and interiors magazine in the world today, has given TASCHEN's Domus collection a ""Best Books"" award. The panel of judges, which included Ron Arad, Jane Birkin, Naoto Fukasawa, Matteo di Montezemolo, Ian Schrager, and Viktor & Rolf, chose the Domus collection as one of the six best books for 2007. We can't think of a better endorsement!