Bio of Leading Modernist Designers
Architectural Association Photo Library
This website contains over 7,000 images of historical and contemporary architecture from the Architectural Association Photo Library
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.
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.