MagazinesThe USModernist┬« Library is the world's largest open digital collection of major US 20th-century architecture magazines with approximately 2.8 million downloadable pages - all free to access. 

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. The houses are largely forgotten -- and often needlessly destroyed. 

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.

If you have old architecture and design magazines in your attic, basement, office, or library, we will scan them and make them available to the public.  We'll even pay for shipping, if you check with us first.  Email or call 919.740.8407.

Contact us to:
a) Report link errors
b) Contribute magazines we need (here's the list)
c) Contribute better scans of magazines we already have
d) Donate funds to so we may acquire more magazines
e) Sponsor the Library

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To find a specific Modernist house, put the architect name in quotes, plus the owner's last name:  "richard neutra" chuey.  To find a specific address, omit the street type (Rd, Dr, Way) and put in quotes, plus the city: "1502 Sharon" Charlotte.  This search includes all magazines plus all content on

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Other Resources:


Shelter * Royal Architectural Institute Of Canada Journal

Esoteric Modernist Magazines 1890-1939

Smithsonian Design Museum (aka Cooper Hewitt) Online Collection

Major donors include: Atomic Ranch, Philip Kennedy-Grant, AIA New York, AIA Virginia, AIA Chicago, AIA North Carolina, AIA National, the Savannah College of Art and Design, Robert Keil, Julie Taylor, Michael Raso, Palm Springs Museum of Art, Cranbrook, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Ben Taylor, Christine Madrid French, the Smithsonian Institution, and Bill Ruggieri.