Artstor, a major provider of images for use in the teaching and study of art, architecture, and archaeology, has added 10,000 architectural images through a partnership with the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP) and the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library.
Curated by Professors Mary McLeod and Kenneth Frampton from Avery’s extensive holdings, the collection will eventually include 20,000 images. It is based on GSAPP’s history of modern architecture curriculum and covers the history of modern buildings, focusing primarily on 20th-century modernism. The Plans and Sections project comprises 1,000 projects from 44 countries, the majority of them of built works, and also includes documentation of unbuilt projects and competitions. This is the first time this rich body of visual material and related scholarship has been made available online.
Other specialized image collections in Artstor include Asian art, Native American art and culture from the Smithsonian, the MoMA collection for architecture and design, and the Schlesinger photograph collection on the history of women in America.