Columbia University: World Architecture (especially Japan)
The Media Center for Art History, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University has contributed more than 2,000 photographs of traditional and contemporary architecture in Japan (Artstor sponsored) and another 600 of architecture in Chicago to the Artstor Digital Library.
The images from Japan document 20th- and 21st-century architecture in Tokyo, including projects designed by Tadao Ando, Le Corbusier, Maki Fumihiko, Chûta Itô, Tôyô Itô, Kengo Kuma, Sejima and Nishizawa and Associates (SANAA), Seiichi Shirai, Kenzô Tange, and Tetsurô Yoshida, among others. Highlights from Chicago include projects by Frank Lloyd Wright, such as the architect's home and studio, and Unity Church; Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan's Auditorium Building; Sullivan and Wright's James Charnley House; and the Mies van der Rohe buildings at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
The Media Center for Art History at Columbia University's Department of Art History and Archaeology explores material culture, vision, media, and pedagogy in the broadest sense to connect faculty research and student learning through the creative application of technology.