Architectural Plans and Sections

The Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP), and the Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library are now sharing approximately 10,000 images of architectural plans and sections and related materials in the Artstor Digital Library.

The collection, which is projected to include 20,000 images, is based on GSAPP’s history of modern architecture curriculum and covers the history of modern buildings, focusing primarily on 20th-century modernism, with a few earlier and later projects spanning from 1871 to 2013. Comprising 1,000 projects from 44 countries, the majority of them of built works, the Plans and Sections project also includes documentation of unbuilt projects and of competitions such as the Chicago Tribune Tower and the Lenin Library. This collaboration makes this rich body of visual material and related scholarship available online for the first time.

All Princeton faculty, students and staff have access to Artstor Digital Library's 1.9 million images, plus Princeton's institutional collections which include Archivision modules 1-10.

For more information, visit Artstor.


Image: Arata Isozaki, Kitakyushu Library, Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Japan, 1973-1974. Interior perspective, library entrance. Avery/GSAPP Architectural Plans and Sections (Columbia University), BWR3746872.