This page highlights Artstor content related to architecture and man-made habitats and infrastructures, including monuments, buildings and their interiors, land and cityscapes, as well as our corresponding incursions on the natural environment. Designs are presented in plans, drawings, and models, and structures are recorded in archival and contemporary photographs and 360-degree virtual reality panoramas.
Image credit: Louis Comfort Tiffany. Architectural Elements from Laurelton Hall, Oyster Bay, New York. ca 1905. Image courtesy the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Artstor’s Architecture content is sourced from museums, archives, and scholars such as:
Artstor's Education and Content teams curate groups of images in a number of disciplines. The below image groups are available for Architecture:
You can save these groups as your own and modify them by opening a group, logging in to your registered Artstor account, selecting "Organize" from the top menu, and then "Save image group as..." To add or remove images, open your copy of the group and begin editing.
Browse The Museum of Modern Art: Architecture and Design collection, then search within the result for terms like drawing, plan or model.
Add search terms like ground plan, section, or elevation when keyword searching for specific sites or buildings.
Keyword search for "virtual reality panoramas" to locate 360-degree panoramas of architectural sites and monuments.
Conduct an advanced search without entering a keyword by selecting the Architecture classification along with one or more countries to view all of Artstor's architectural works in a particular country or countries.
Try these sample search terms to find images related to Architecture. Don't forget to use the search filters to narrow your results.
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