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 20th-century architecture magazines, with over 4 million downloadable pages.  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: Smithsonian Institution, 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, Bill Ruggieri, 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's what we are missing.  Email George Smart at george@usmodernist.org or call 919.740.8407.
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Site Search

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 usmodernist.org.

US National

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 ECHOES Frank Lloyd Wright Newsletter House and Home Modern Design Mission 66  Old House Journal - New Old House Old House Interiors Old House JournalOppositions 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 Components and Regional Publications

      Home      The American Institute of Architects Louisiana AIA Louisiana - OverDrive     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 Federal Architect House and Garden 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)