Columbia University’s  Media Center for Art History at the Department of Art History and Archaeology has contributed more than 7,940 images of traditional and contemporary architecture in Japan, Iraq, Turkey and the United States to the Artstor Digital Library.

The material from Iraq records sites and monuments from diverse ancient cultures, while the contribution from Turkey dwells mostly on the classical Ottoman architecture of Istanbul. The images from Japan, sponsored by Artstor, 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, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University explores material culture, vision, media, and pedagogy in the broadest sense to connect faculty research and student learning through the creative application of technology.

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