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Architecture, Modern -- 20th century

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View Resource MoMA: The Changing of the Avant-Garde

This Web exhibition from MoMA presents a history of modern utopian and visionary architecture, using architectural drawings donated to the museum by the Howard Gilman Foundation in 2000. The drawings date from the late 1950s to the 1970s. The main menu is two spheres, Megastructures (larger, public buildings and complexes) and Postmodern Roots (smaller buildings, retail and houses), from which...

https://www.moma.org/gilman/main.html
View Resource Decopix: The Art Deco Architecture Site

This Website features a wide-ranging collection of art deco buildings and objects and provides a brief description of the style as well. There are hundreds of images here of houses, gas stations, skyscrapers, bridges, refrigerators, and drinking fountains in both the art deco style and streamline moderne -- a contemporaneous competitor with which it was sometimes combined or confused. The site...

http://www.decopix.com/
View Resource MoMA.org: Mies in Berlin, Mies in America

In 2001, the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art celebrated one of the greatest architects of the twentieth century, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, with concurrent exhibitions that showcased the architect's work. Although the exhibits no longer exist, this Web site highlights some of Mies's most famous works, including the German Pavilion in Barcelona, the Seagrams Building in...

https://www.moma.org/mies/
View Resource Le Corbusier

Despite the fact that the famed Swiss modernist architect Le Corbusier only designed one building in the United States (the Carpenter Center at Harvard), his ideas about urban design manifested themselves quite prolifically through the American landscape throughout the 20th century. While there is no one definitive Web site dealing with this architect whose work is synonymous with modernism, this...

http://www.fondationlecorbusier.fr/corbuweb/morpheus.aspx?sy...
View Resource Dream, Design, Build: The UW Architecture Student Drawing Collection, 1914-1947

From 1914 until 1961, the University of Washington's Department of Architecture kept a well-organized collection of its students' drawings. This digital collection from the University of Washington brings together hundreds of these drawings for consideration by the web-browsing public. Many of the drawings contain marks from critiques, and many of them bear the marks of Lionel Pries, a highly...

http://content.lib.washington.edu/exhibits/dream-design-buil...
View Resource Butler University Irwin Library Images Collection

What is mid-century modernism? Some might only be acquainted with it via the popular TV show, Mad Men, or others through well-known structures such as the World Trade Towers. Modernism sprang up all over the world from the 1950s to the 1970s, and one rather fine example can be found on the campus of Butler University in Indianapolis. This most wonderful digital collection presents images and plans...

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http://palni.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p...
View Resource Paul Rudolph & His Architecture

Born in Elkton, Kentucky in 1918, Paul Rudolph became one of the most well-known American architects in the post-WWII period. His most ambitious work was the campus of Southeastern Massachusetts Technological Institute (now the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth) and he did much to showcase his various talents in this project. After studying under Walter Gropius at Harvard, he later accepted...

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https://www.umassd.edu/cvpa/galleries/campus-gallery/exhibit...