(13 March 2018) Artstor has released more than 13,000 new images in Architecture from leading scholars and institutions. This wide-ranging release includes surveys of historic and modern sites, including medieval mosques, restored church architecture in Mexico, Yanaka cemetery in Tokyo, and structures and sculptures along New York City’s High Line.
Alka Patel and the University of California, Irvine have contributed approximately 5,000 images of the art and architecture of historic Islamic sites in Afghanistan and Iran. The collection is made up of Patel’s field photography, with an emphasis on mosque architecture, including extensive and uncommon coverage of the monuments of the Ghurid Dynasty (c. 1149-1215). Read more.
Architect Misun Ahn has contributed approximately 1,200 images of Japanese and South Korean contemporary architecture. This selection of unique images in Artstor illustrates architecture, urban landscapes, and built environments in Tokyo and Seoul. Read more.
The widely published art historian and photographer Ralph Lieberman has contributed 6,000 additional architectural photographs to the Artstor Digital Library, bringing our total from this collection to nearly 9,500. The current selection presents historic and contemporary architecture—from Italian Baroque churches to Beaux Arts America, through to the structures and sculptures along New York City’s High Line, as well as some landscape architecture. Read more.
The School of Architecture, University of Texas at Austin, has contributed more than 900 images documenting two restoration projects of Mexican architectural landmarks in Oaxaca: the Templo y Exconvento de Santo Domingo de Guzmán and Teposcolula Open Chapel—elaborate reconstruction initiatives that both began in the mid-1990s. Read more.
The announcement is here.