ARTstor is collaborating with Esto Photographics to digitize and distribute approximately 26,000 images of modern architecture from the archive of Ezra Stoller (1915 – 2004), who is widely recognized as the leading American architectural photographer of the 20th century. An initial release of more than 1,700 images is now available in the Digital Library. This first set includes several monuments of modern architecture, such as Notre Dame du Haut (Le Corbusier), the Seagram Building (Mies van der Rohe), and the Kimbell Art Museum (Louis Kahn). There are also numerous examples of projects executed by The Architects’ Collaborative (TAC), the firm formed by Walter Gropius with seven other architects in 1945. Subsequent releases will include works by renowned architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Alvar Aalto, Marcel Breuer, Mies van der Rohe, Gordon Bunshaft, Eero Saarinen, Louis I. Kahn, I.M. Pei, Philip Johnson, Le Corbusier, Paul Rudolph, and Richard Meier.

Stoller founded Esto Photographics Inc. in 1966 as an architectural photo agency. Now directed by his daughter Erica Stoller, Esto arranges photography assignments for collaborating architectural photographers. The agency collaborates with VIEW Pictures in the UK and with archenova in Germany, stock agencies concentrating on images of architecture. Esto also manages a comprehensive stock photography archive relating to architecture, interior design, antiques, folk art, and Americana with images contributed by more than 100 photographers. Esto has partnered with ARTstor to share two important collections from the stock archive, those of Ezra Stoller and of Wayne Andrews, in the Digital Library for scholarly and academic uses.

For more detailed information about this collection, visit the Ezra Stoller Archive (Esto) collection page.

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