For over eight decades, domus has been the world's most influentialarchitecture and design journal. Founded in 1928 by the great Milanesearchitect Gio Ponti, it has consistently highlighted the characteristicstyles of each age, from Art Deco, Modernism, Functionalism, and Pop, toPostmodernism and Late Modern. Beautifully designed and documented, domuspresents the most exciting projects from around the world. Each volume of TASCHEN's domus reprint collection reproduces a selectionof the magazine's original pages, packed with articles tracing the historyof modern design and architecture. Available as 12 separate volumescovering 1928-1999, this series is a major publishing event and amust-have item for design and architecture institutions and practices,architects, designers, students, and anyone who loves design. 1980 -1984: Postmodern preoccupations The early '80s saw the rise of Postmodernism. Italian design groupsAlchimia and Memphis, led by Alessandro Mendini, Andrea Branzi, Michele deLucchi, and Ettore Sottsass, questioned the functionality of designobjects. Everyday items and classic designs were reinterpreted with ironicrelish. In architecture, similar ideas took shape in the buildings of HansHollein, Michael Graves, Studio Nizzoli, and the offices of Venturi, Rauch& Scott Brown, while deconstructivist tendencies were recognizable in earlydesigns by Zaha Hadid.