Architecture Magazine Library –
Welcome 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.