Modernist Resources

Featured Resources: 

1991 Wright Guide by William Allin Storrer, courtesy of William Allin Storrer 

The 2018 Palm Springs CA Historical Survey

Palm Springs CA Phone Book 1966
Palm Springs CA City Directory 1964

The Charles Kahn Interviews: 1970's audio with internationally-known architects and engineers

The Diamonstein-Spielvogel Video Archive: artists, musicians, architects, designers, photographers, directors, actors, writers, and art collectors during the 1970's and 1980's. Also on YouTube.

Architect Charles Vaseff filmed the Boston Government Center in 1968 - plus a video presentation on Wright.


Bowker AIA Architect Directories 1956, 1962, 1970
Los Angeles County Building Permits
Museum of Modern Art Image Database
Building Technology Heritage Library

2019 Florida Mid Century Modern Survey
1950's Modernist Mail-Order houses
2010 Richard Neutra's Cyclorama
2009 New Canaan Survey + Appendices
US National Maps

Virtual Globetrotting (type in an architect's name)
Internet Archive Wayback Machine

Books - Articles

NCModernist 2020 Welsh Architecture
NCModernist 2020 Chicago Architecture Oral Histories Index
NCModernist 2007 NCSU School of Design: The Kamphoefner Years, by Roger Clark
NCModernist 2001 GSA Modernism
NCModernist 1990 Architects and Builders in North Carolina: A History of the Practice Of Building, by Catherine Bishir, Charlotte Brown, Carl Lounsbury, and Ernest Wood III
NCModernist 1965 AIA Guide to Washington DC
NCModernist 1960 The South Builds, by Terry Waugh, Elizabeth Waugh, and Henry Kamphoefner
NCModernist 1960's Douglas Fir Second Homes for Leisure Living, including houses by George Matsumoto
NCModernist 1954 Quality Budget Houses by Katherine Morrow Ford and Thomas Creighton
NCModernist 1954 Treasury of Contemporary Houses
NCModernist 1952 Living Spaces by George Nelson
NCModernist 1951 The American House Today by Katherine Morrow Ford
NCModernist 1950's Architectural Record Mid-Century Houses Technical Guide
NCModernist 1946 MOMA If You Want to Build a House by Elizabeth B. Mock
NCModernist 1945 Tomorrow's House by George Nelson and Henry Wright
NCModernist 1940 The Modern House in America, by James Ford and Katherine Morrow Ford

US Architecture Organizations















  Docomomo US * Getty Conservation Institute
World Monuments Fund / UNESCO * Form Follows Function
Modernati * OKCMod * Idaho Modern * Modern Interiors Research Centre
MOMOWO * SOS Brutalism * Topomomo * Unhappy Hipsters
Modern Mile Dallas * Design is Human/Modern Atlanta

Links courtesy of Jean-Paul Bonfils

International Architecture Organizations
















  Links courtesy of Jean-Paul Bonfils

Powerpoints / Videos by Jean-Paul Bonfils

US Modernist Houses 1. Video.
US Modernist Houses 2. Video.
US Modernist Houses 3. Video.
US Modernist Houses 4. Video.
US Modernist Houses 5. Video.
US Modernist Houses 6. Video.
US Modernist Houses 7. Video.
US Modernist Houses 8. Video.
US Modernist Houses 9. Video.
World Iconic Houses 1. Video.
World Iconic Houses 2. Video.
World Iconic Houses 3. Video.
World Iconic Houses 4. Video.
World Iconic Houses 5. Video.

US Contemporary Museums 1. Video.
US Contemporary Museums 2. Video.
US Contemporary Museums 3. Video.
US Contemporary Museums 4.
World Museums 1. Video.
World Museums 2. Video.
World Museums 3.
World Museums 4. Video.

US Operas and Performance Spaces 1. Video.
US Operas and Performance Spaces 2. Video.
World Operas and Performance Spaces 1.
World Operas and Performance Spaces 2.

US Sports Facilities. Video.
World Sport Facilities 1. Video.
World Sport Facilities 2. Video.

US Libraries. Video.
World Libraries. Video.
Royal Libraries. Video.

US Hotels. Video.
World Hotels 1. Video.
World Hotels 2. Video.

US Schools of Architecture.  Video.
World Schools of Architecture.  Video.

US Women Architects 1.  Video.
US Women Architects 2.  Video.

US Photographers and Architecture 1.  Video.
US Photographers and Architecture 2.  Video.
World Photographers and Architecture 1. Video.
World Photographers and Architecture 2. Video.
World Photographers and Architecture 3. Video.

US Religious Architecture. Video.
World Churches and Chapels 1. Video.
World Churches and Chapels 2. Video.

US Educational Housing 1. Video.
US Educational Housing 2. Video.
US Public/Government Buildings. Video.

US Factories. Video.
US Social Housing
US Skyscrapers 1. Video.
US Skyscrapers 2. Video.

US Art Deco 1. Video.
US Art Deco 2. Video.
US Art Deco 3. Video.

World Factories. Video.
World Social Housing. Video.
World Heritage and Modernity 1. Video.
World Heritage and Modernity 2. Video.
World Opera and Performing Arts Halls 1. Video.
World Opera and Performing Arts Halls 2. Video.
World Transport/Airports. Video.
Houses South of France 1. Video.
Houses South of France 2. Video.
Modernist Paris. Video.
Cars. Video.
World Record Architecture. Video.