Modernist Resources


Databases

Bowker AIA Architect Directories 1956, 1962, 1970
AIA Historical Directory of American Architects
Building Technology Heritage Library
Internet Archive Wayback Machine

Virtual Globetrotting
Los Angeles County Building Permits
Museum of Modern Art Image Database
Building Technology Heritage Library
Beverly Willis Foundation: Women Architects

Palm Springs CA Phone Book 1966 * More Years
Palm Springs CA City Directory 1964

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

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.

The Charlie Rose interviews on architecture.

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

Books - Articles - Reports

2020 Chicago Architecture Oral Histories Index
2019 Florida Mid Century Modern Survey
2018 Palm Springs CA Historical Survey
2010 Richard Neutra's Cyclorama
2009 New Canaan CT Survey
2007 NCSU School of Design: The Kamphoefner Years, by Roger Clark
2001 GSA Modernism
1991 Frank Lloyd Wright Guide, courtesy of author William Allin Storrer
1990 Architects and Builders in North Carolina
1965 AIA Guide to Washington DC
1960 The South Builds, by Terry Waugh, Elizabeth Waugh, and Henry Kamphoefner
1960's Douglas Fir Second Homes for Leisure Living, including houses by George Matsumoto
1954 Quality Budget Houses by Katherine Morrow Ford and Thomas Creighton
1954 Treasury of Contemporary Houses
1952 Living Spaces by George Nelson
1951 The American House Today by Katherine Morrow Ford
1950's Modernist Mail-Order houses
1950's Architectural Record Mid-Century Houses Technical Guide
1946 MOMA If You Want to Build a House by Elizabeth B. Mock
1945 Tomorrow's House by George Nelson and Henry Wright
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.
World Iconic Houses 6. Video.
World Iconic Houses 7. Video.
World Iconic Houses 8. Video.
World Iconic Houses 9. Video.
World Iconic Houses 10. Video.

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

US Embassies. Video.
World Embassies. Video.

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


US Women Architects 1.  Video.
US Women Architects 2.  Video.
World Modern Women Architects I. Video.
World Modern Women Architects II. Video.
European Modern Women Architects I. Video.
European Modern Women Architects II. Video.
European Modern Women Architects III. Video.
European Modern Women Architects IV. Video.

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 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.