News from Social Sciences & Humanities: Access digital architectural images through Artstor

Nov 11, 2015 · Jeff Alger

Recently announced:?Artstor, the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP), and the Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library now share?approximately 10,000 images of architectural plans and sections and related materials in the Digital Library.

Curated by Professors Mary McLeod and Kenneth Frampton from Avery?s immense resources, 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 of competitions. This is the first time this rich body of visual material and related scholarship is available online.

The Artstor blog offers additional details.?