Architecture Magazine Library
Welcome to the USModernist® Library, the world's largest open digital collection of major US architecture magazines with over 4.2 million downloadable pages representing over 21,000 issues.
Access to legacy publications has never been more critical for preservation, and now architects, realtors, owners, sellers, and buyers have an easy way to research 20th-century architecture magazine coverage. All across America, old architecture magazines are left rotting in attics, basements, libraries, and offices - if they haven't already been thrown away. In their day, these publications chronicled the best of Modernist architecture and the era's talented, progressive architects. Many of these mid-century Modernist architects and original Modernist clients have died. The rest are rapidly passing away, their houses largely forgotten and often needlessly destroyed.
Major donors include: Pei Cobb Freed, Smithsonian Institution, UNC-Greensboro, Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation, University of Hawai'i Manoa, Atomic Ranch, AIA National, Savannah College of Art and Design, Palm Springs Museum of Art, Cranbrook, Baltimore Museum of Art, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Robert Keil, Julie Taylor, Michael Raso, and the IIT CoA PhD Program in Architecture.
We scan US architecture magazines and make them freely available to the public - in text- searchable, printable, and downloadable pdfs. Do you have old architecture and design magazines in your attic, basement, office, storage unit, or library? We'll pay for shipping.
Here are the issues we are missing. Email George Smart at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919.740.8407.
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