USModernist Library


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Access to legacy publications has never been more critical for preservation, and today's architects, realtors, owners, sellers, and buyers don't have an easy way to research and view magazine coverage, especially from the early to mid-20th century - until now.

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. The houses are largely forgotten -- and often needlessly destroyed. Often there are few or no records easily available.

Once complete, the USModernist library will be the largest open digital collection of major US 20th-century architecture magazines with approximately 2.1 million searchable, downloadable pages.

You can be part of this breakthrough documentation project by contacting us to donate magazines we need (see chart below) or donate so we can acquire more magazines.  USModernist is a 501C nonprofit and donations are tax-deductible.

Major magazine donors include: Atomic Ranch, AIA New York, Michael Raso, The Palm Springs Museum of Art, Cranbrook, the Baltimore Museum of Art, AIA Chicago, AIA National, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Ben Taylor, Smith Sinnett, Duda Paine, Smithsonian Institution, and Clark Nexsen/Raleigh.


US Modernist Library - Missing Magazines as of 6/26/18
Call 919.740.8407 or email george@ncmodernist.org to verify before sending. If necessary, we provide free ground FedEx shipping from anywhere in the US.
                       
AIA Journal / Architecture/ Architect (monthly) 1930- 1944 all 1945: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 12

1947: 9
1950- 1956 all 1957: 1 4 1958: 7 8 9 10 11 12 1959: 1 2 3 4 5 10 2008: 4 2011: 4 6  
AIA NY Oculus Anything before 2003
Architect and Engineer Magazine all issues
Architectural Digest (Qtrly then Yearly) 1920-1965 all 1966 winter 1967 fall, spring 1968 fall 1970: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 1971: 1 3 9 1972: 1 3 5 11 2008: 11 2009: 4, 7 2011: 1 5 6 7 9 12
Architectural Forum (Monthly) 1892-1919 1920: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 11 12 1921 1922: 2 3 5 6 7 8 9 10 12              
    1924: 7 8 9 10 11 12 1925: 1 2 3 4 5 6 1926 1927 1928 - Mar-1, Oct-2 1929: Mar-2 1930:  Jan-1, Feb-2, April-Dec 1931: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1938: 7 8 9 10 11 12  
  1939: 1 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 12 1940: 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 12 1941- 1949 all 1951: 8 1952: 8 1953: 1 8 1955: 1 1964: 10 11 12 1965: 1 2 3    
Architectural Record (monthly)           1924: 5 7 8 9 10 11 12 1928: 1 2 3 4 5 6
1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936    
  1958: 7 8 9 10 11 1962: 3 8 9 10 1966: 1 3 4 7 8 10 12 1967: 1 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 12 1968: 2 4 7 8 10 12 1970: 9 12 1972: 10 12 1973: 11 12 1974: 1 3 4 6 9 12    
  1975: 2 3 9 10 11 1976: 2 3 6 11 12 1983: 9 1986: 7 1991: 2 9 1992: 2 9 1993: 2 3 4 9 1994: 9 12      
Architectural Review (UK) until 1964 - all 1965 1 2 3 4 5 6 1968 - 10 1969: 5 7 through 12
Architecture Plus 1975 all
California Arts+ Architecture / Arts+ Architecture 1920-1944 all 1955-08
Dwell (monthly) 2009:  12-01 2012: 5, 12-01
Florida Architect (monthly) 1945-1964 all 1976-2018 all
GA-houses all issues
House Beautiful 1955-1965 all
House+Home/ Housing (monthly) Before 1952 - all 1957:1 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12 1958- 1 5 8 10 1960 - 9

1962: 1 8 1976: 1 3 4 7 9 10 11 12          
  1977: 1 2 3 4 5 8 10 12 1978 - 4 7 8 10 11 1979 1980 1981: 1 4 6 7 11 12 1982   1983-2006 all        
Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (quarterly) 1984 - 3 1995 - 10 1996 - 12 2000: 3
NEST all issues                    
Pencil Points / Progressive Architecture (monthly) 1928: 1 2 3 5 6 8 9 10 11 12 1943 - 1 2 3 4 1946 - 7 9 1948 - 5
Residential Architect (monthly) 1995 all 1996 all 1997 all 1998 - 1 2 3 4 5 2007 - 01
Society of Architectural Historians (UK) Yearly 1950-1958 all 1959 - 1 1960-1966 1984 2006 2010