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The Archivision Library: Base & Addition Modules

The Archivision Digital Research Library is currently comprised of 72,000 profssional, high quality images covering architecture, archaeological sites, gardens, parks and works of art with broad appeal in architecture and the visual arts for scholarship and teaching. The collection is curated by Scott Gilchrist, a trained architect as well as professional photographer, who is actively photographing and adding new content (6000 new images each year). The Library is divided into Modules, which are licensed in sequence (all purchase fees are one-time and in perpetuity or access via several subscription options). The Library spans the globe and all time periods, with each Module offering a mix of historic and contemporary content.

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(A0) THE BASE COLLECTION (16,000 images)
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The Library's Base Collection is a core architecture collection representing major Greek, Roman, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, 18th & 19th Century and Modern sites. The focus here is the Italian Renaissance and Baroque and Modern architecture, especially the work of Louis Kahn and Le Corbusier. The collection also includes gardens & parks, city skylines, cityscapes and public art as well as other design related topics, such as C.R. Mackintosh furniture drawings, etc. To learn more about our Digital Library enter here.
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(A1) ADDITION MODULE ONE (6,000 images)
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The first Addition Module completes our holdings on Renaissance and Baroque Rome not included in the Base Collection. It also contains all of our Ancient Egyptian material (close to 2000 images – this was our major photographic campaign of 2004). The collection also holds all of our Islamic material in Egypt, as well as overview sets on Cairo, Aswan and Luxor. Many contemporary sites are also included, especially those in Vancouver, Seattle, Boston and Montréal.
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(A2) ADDITION MODULE TWO (6,000 images)
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Module Two contains all of our Andrea Palladio material (over 700 images, of which 299 are Scamozzi etchings illustrating plans, sections and elevations of Palladio's work); all of the Hector Guimard collection (229 images); Fascist architecture in Italy; most of our holdings from London England; and the balance of our Ancient Greek and Bramante material not contained in the first two modules. The Module also includes all of our Islamic architecture in Turkey plus contemporary architecture in Florida, New York, Montreal, and Washington DC. The Module is rounded out with 300 exquisite new (May 2007) photographs of the exterior and interiors of Mackintosh’s Hill House.
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(A3) ADDITION MODULE THREE (6,000 images)
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The third Addition Module spans contemporary (Millennium Park in Chicago; works by Gehry, Pelli, Calatrava and Libeskind) to the ancient world (the mosaics from Villa Romana del Casale in Piazza Armerina, Sicily; Ephesus and other monuments of the Roman empire) and in between (French chateaux and gardens; Byzantine architecture in Mystras; Venice). Other highlights include the rest of our holdings on Frank Lloyd Wright; major murals of Diego Rivera and excellent coverage of Oxford photographed in May of 2007.
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(A4) ADDITION MODULE FOUR (6,000 images) (made available 2009)
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Module four features Russia as a highlight (over 2000 images photographed in summer 2005 including the major palaces and gardens around St Petersburg and coverage in Moscow.) The module also holds more material from Paris, including several important hôtels, and London--extensive coverage of Chiswick House and grounds, plus many of Wren's churches. For Classics we offer all of our ancient Roman drawings scanned directly from original 19th century volumes (348 plans, sections and elevations) and coverage of the Elgin marbles. Art from the Victoria and Albert Museum, including their amazing cast collection, provides survey support. Our collection from Mexico is also included (Mexico City, Cuernavaca, Puebla and Taxco.) For contemporary, there is new architecture in London and in LA, including Gehry's Disney Concert Hall and complete coverage of the Franklin D Murphy Sculpture Garden at UCLA. And finally two important works by Mackintosh, the Glasgow School of Art and the House of an Art Lover, round out this module.
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(A5) ADDITION MODULE FIVE (6,000 images) (made available 2010)
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The Olympic Village in Beijing along with the Humble Administrator's Garden (Zhuozheng yuan) in Suzhou bring some of our new Asian content into this module. The module also contains the work of Antonio Gaudi in Barcelona, with extensive coverage of Park Guell, Casa Mila and Sagrada Familia (including recent interiors taken Oct 2008). Other important works in Barcelona include the Barcelona Pavilion by Mies and the Fundacio Antoni Tapies. Calatrava is represented by five works, including the City of Arts and Science in Valencia. The module also includes more works by Mackintosh, including Queen's Cross Church. Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and public art in Spain and the US round out the module, including superb details of the mosaics at Queen Califia's Magical Circle Garden by Niki de Saint-Phalle. As always the module spans a mix of time periods and geography, from works by Niemeyer in Brasilia to Bled Castle in Slovenia.

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(A6) ADDITION MODULE SIX (6,000 images) (made available 2011)
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Module Six contains more of our European and Asian content photographed in 2009. The European material covers more work by Le Corbusier in Paris and near Lyon, plus new work in Rome, Berlin, Stockholm and Oslo. The Bauhaus in Dessau was extensively covered (including the Master houses and other important works in Dessau), as well as early modern and recent works in Berlin. For Asia content we bring to this module an extensive coverage of the Forbidden City and the Youngang Grottos in Datong, including new works in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing, and much, much more (for a complete list of sites covered in Asia click here).
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(A7) ADDITION MODULE SEVEN (6,000 images) (now available)
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Module Seven contains more of our European and Asian content photographed from 2009-2011. The European material includes an extensive documentation of the Pergamon Altar in the Pergamon Museum, Berlin; Georgian Architecture in Edinburgh; the Glasgow Science Center by Building Design Partnership; the Albert Hall, Albert Memorial and Hyde Park, London; and the Ara Pacis Museum in Rome by Richard Meier. Highlights from China include the Hanging Monastery and the all wood Pagoda of Fogong Temple of the Eleventh Century, both south of Datong. From Japan we include extensive coverage of the Meiji Jingu Shrine and Audi Forum Tokyo by CDI, to name a few. From the USA we cover the High Line Park and Apple Cube in New York and the Biglow Chapel and Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, plus gorgeous details of the National Farmer's Bank of Owatonna by Louis Sullivan, among many others. The module is rounded off with complete coverage of two sites in Cambodia: Ankor Wat and the Royal Palace of Phnon Penh including over 160 details of the Ramayana Frescoes, and so much more!
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(A8) ADDITION MODULE EIGHT (6,300+ images) (images & data now available)
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Module Eight holds extensive new photography in the USA, including: Watts Towers, non-traditional vernacular architecture in Los Angeles, built over a 33-year period by Sabato Rodia; the beautiful pre-weathered steel Arabian Public Library by Richard + Bauer Architecture in Scottsdale AZ; and Simmons Hall at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology by Steven Holl, to name a few. Important works in Germany are covered—the modern Bauhaus Archive by Walter Gropius in Darmstadt, and in Berlin, the Library for the Faculty of Philosophy by Foster + Partners, the German Historical Museum by IM Pei, the German Chancellery by Charlotte Frank and Axel Schultes, other new government buildings around the Reichstag, and art objects in the Bode Museum, such as The Lamentation of Christ by Juan de Valmaseda. From Israel, we include extensive coverage of the White City, Bauhaus-inspired modern architecture in Tel Avi. From Spain, many new works such as the Luna Rossa Team Base by Renzo Piano, America's Cup Building by David Chipperfield, and the Ciudad Politecnica de la Innovacion in Valencia are included; from Madrid, the CaixaForum by Herzog & de Meuron, Hotel Puetra Amercia by Jean Nouvel (with many competing interior designers). From Asia the module holds beautiful images of the Altar to Heaven in Beijing and the Man Mo Temple in Hong Kong. And, there is so much more. This new module is rounded off with over 300 architecture and landscape textures for creative use by your students included FREE and beyond the usual 6000 image count.
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(A9) ADDITION MODULE NINE (6,300+ images) (NOW AVAILABLE / data to come this summer)
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For Module Nine, Archivision undertook a major documentation of important works in the Netherlands during the summer of 2013, including Het Schip and Spaarndammerplantsoen (north and south) by Michel de Kierk. Other important works in the Netherlands include the Hilversum City Hall by Dudok, the colourful Institute for Sound and Vision by Neutelings Riedijk Architecten, the early modern (Nieuwe Bouwen) Zonnestraal estate by Jan Duiker, and the famous De Stijl Schröder House by Rietveld. The module also contains a selection of art works from the Rijksmuseum Garden and museum. For new architecture from Asia this module includes Taipei 101 by C.Y. Lee & Partners, the Beijing Capital Airport, the Shanghai Tower by Gensler (still under construction but almost there …) and 21_21 Design Sight by Tadao Ando in Tokyo. Traditional Asian architecture includes the Daoist Xuanmiao Temple (Shanghai), the Buddhist Miaoying Temple (Beijing) and Angkor Thom, Cambodia. From the USA there is extensive coverage (317 images) of exemplary Mid-Century Modern homes in Palm Springs; the amazing new Sunrise Mountain Library by Richard+Bauer in Phoenix, and Saguaro National Park in Tucson. From France this module has extensive documentation of the beautiful Baroque Église du Val-de-Grâce by F. Mansart, the exciting new Citroën C42 showroom by Gautrand and important artworks from Musée Rodin and Centre Pompidou. From Vienna we cover the Spittelau Viaducts Housing Project by Zaha Hadid, gorgeous interiors of the Österreichische Postsparkasse by Otto Wagner and the Technical Museum (TMW) Entrance by Querkraft (firm). Works from Warsaw include the Warsaw University Library (by Budzyński and Badowski) and the amazing Soviet-era Warszawa Centralna railway station by Romanowicz. New works from Quebec, Canada include the Promenade Samuel-De Champlain (with the reclaimed area, Station des Cageux by Daoust Lestage Inc.), the LEED-certified green roof Bibliotheque de Charlesbourg by Croft Pelletier Architectes, the new Quartier des spectacles (including the Vitrines habitées) and a complete overview of the famous Mosaïcultures Internationales Montréal 2013--sculptures of living botanical material which drew over a million visitors. And finally, for free content, we have included a selection of 150 surreal and humorous drawings from the contemporary artist Linda Baker-Cimini, who resides in the Berkshires, MA (be sure to see her amazing site: http://pantsateria.com/linda).
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