Modernism Site at The Victoria and Albert Museum


Access the Victorian and Albert Museum Modernism Site  

Bio of Leading Modernist Designers

Marcel Breuer
Serge Chermayeff
Theo van Doesburg
Naum Gabo
Edward McKnight Kauffer
Erich Mendelsohn
Hannes Meyer
László Moholy-Nagy
Xanti Schawinsky
Grete Schütte-Lihotzky
Ladislav Sutnar



Architectural Association Photo Library

This website contains over 7,000 images of historical and contemporary architecture from the Architectural Association Photo Library

Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin

Explore the impressive collection from the most important school of architecture, design and art of the 20th century.

Extra Ordinary Every Day – The Bauhaus at the Busch-Reisinger

This excellent online installation and archive focuses on subject areas such as the stage, the home and the motorcar. Part of the Harvard University Art Museums, the Busch-Reisinger holds material related to the Bauhaus, including the archives of Lyonel Feininger and Walter Gropius.

Foundation Bauhaus Dessau

Visit the Bauhaus Dessau designed by Walter Gropius in 1925-6 and learn about the school’s history through this informative website. Once again an educational institution, the Bauhaus Dessau is recognised as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site.

Reel History

This site features a selection of digitised newsreels and short films from the collections of Swedish Television and the Swedish National Archive of Recorded Sound and Moving Images. Divided into themes, the section on Health Culture is of particular interest.

Monuments of the Furture: Designs by El Lissitzky

The Getty Research Institute holds an outstanding collection of El Lissitzky material, including designs for books and periodicals, period photographs of exhibition designs and his correspondence with his wife, Sophie Lissitzky Küppers. Much of this material is available online via this informative website.

Planum – The European Journal of Planning on-line – Archive

Billed as a virtual museum, the Planum Archive is a rich resource for those interested in urban planning and design. The Movie section includes downloadable clips featuring the work of Le Corbusier and Ernst May.

The Fundació Mies van der Rohe

Explore the iconic Barcelona Pavilion designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1929 via a virtual visit.

The Merrill C. Berman Collection

Visually rich website of one of the most significant private collections of Modernist graphic design and art in the world.

The Twentieth Century Society

Founded as the Thirties Society, the Twentieth Century Society is a specialist conservation body covering post-1914 architecture in Britain.

2 Willow Road

Visit the Modernist home émigré architect Ernö Goldfinger built for himself in Hampstead, London. Now run by the National Trust, 2 Willow Road is complete with original furnishings and includes an excellent collection of modern art.



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