Columbia University: Architecture


Artstor Digital Library and Columbia University are collaborating to share nearly 8,000 photographs of traditional and contemporary architecture in Japan, Byzantine and Ottoman monuments in Istanbul and Edirne, Mesopotamian sites in Northern Iraq, early Christian and Classical sites in Rome, and architecture in Chicago.

Three Artstor-sponsored campaigns include 2,000 images documenting 20th- and 21st-century architecture in Tokyo, 2,000 views of Byzantine and Ottoman monuments in Istanbul and Edirne, and 1,000 photographs from Northern Iraq focusing on Mesopotamian sites, but including a broad survey of the built environment from the 8th century BCE to the 19th century. Images from previous Columbia University campaigns include 19th- and 20th-century architecture from Chicago and early Christian and Classical sites in Rome.

The Visual Media Center (VMC) 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.

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Collection information

Total size of collection* 7,865
Percentage of completion 36%
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* Image totals should be regarded as an approximation until a given collection is 100% complete. Users should also bear in mind that the number of images available to them may vary from country to country, reflecting ARTstor’s approach to addressing an international copyright landscape that itself varies from country to country.

Last updated: November 25, 2013

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