Domus, Volume 6, 1965-1969
1965-1969: A Break from the Past, a Nod to the Future. The late 1960s, when a radical change took place in the fields of architecture and design, are the focus of this volume. Old values such as functionality, elegance, and faithfulness to materials, which had been relevant for nearly half a century, lost their importance and made space for the ideas of pop culture and the sociocritical experiments of a new generation of architects and designers who no longer wanted to live within the styles of their fathers and grandfathers. Groups of architects and designers like Archizoom and Archigram questioned long-established status symbols, fashion, and consumption and created provocative alternative designs, which were reflected in Anti and Radical Design. Volume VI in the domus series features designs by Joe Colombo, Ettore Sottsass, Gae Aulenti, Olivier Mourgue, Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, Verner Panton, Kenzo Tange, Luigi Moretti, Oscar Niemeyer, and Gio Ponti, among many.