Architecture Magazine Library

Subcategories: US National / AIA Components + Regional / Older Magazines / Other Links

MagazinesWelcome 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 or call 919.740.8407.

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US National

American Home Architectural Record Architect Architects Newspaper Architectural Index Architectural Lighting Journal of the American Institute of Architects Architecture Architecture Plus Architectural Forum ArchitectureForSale ArchNewsNow Arts and Architecture Atomic Ranch Design Book Review Dwell ECHOES Faith and Form Form Frank Lloyd Wright Newsletter Frozen Music House and GardenHouse and Home Modern Design Mission 66 Old House Journal - New Old House Ocean Modern Old House Interiors Old House Journal Oppositions Perfect Home Period Homes Popular Home Prairie School Review Progressive Architecture Residential Architect SNAP Traditional Building Triangle Modernist Houses USModernist North Carolina Modernist Houses

AIA Chapters and Regional Publications

      Home   The American Institute of Architects Louisiana AIA Louisiana - OverDrive Home - AIA Mississippi   AIA Oregon  An EPiC View of AIA Pennsylvania Service - WTW Architects % aiasd314a.png Texas Society of Archtects

Older Publications

Academy Architecture and Architectural Review American Architect and Architecture American Architect and Building News American Builder  American House-Carpenter Architect Architect Architect and Engineer of California Architecture Builders' Journal Building Age California Architect and Building News California Southland Carpentry and Building Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal European Architecture Federal Architect Keith's Magazine   Pacific Coast Architect Pencil Points Sears, Roebuck and Co Shelter Small Home Southern Architect and Building News Through the Ages

Other Links:

The Eames Library / Royal Architectural Institute Of Canada Journal

APT Building Technology Heritage Library

Esoteric Modernist Magazines 1890-1939 / Smithsonian Design Museum (aka Cooper Hewitt)