CURBED.COM: “Midcentury Architecture Magazines Preserved in Incredible Online Archive”

Maintained by volunteers, the Colossus archive chronicles the golden age of midcentury magazines and modernist architecture.

As seen in Progressive Architecture magazine, 1949

Open floor plans, intercoms, air conditioning, hi-fis in the home: we take these things for granted today, but back in the ‘50s, they were cutting edge. Architecture and design fans can now relive the kind of breathless coverage given to favored midcentury signifiers with Colossus, a massive online database putting decades worth of architectural periodicals and journals just a click away. Created and maintained by volunteers, the archive offers a treasure trove of articles detailing the growth and development of midcentury architecture, as well as numerous trends and the careers of designers throughout the 20th century. READ MORE…

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