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The Archivision Library: Base & Addition Modules

The Archivision Research Library is currently comprised of 87,000 professional, high quality images covering architecture, urban design, archaeological sites, landscapes, gardens, and works of art. The Library is intended for scholarship and teaching in architecture and art history but also has broad appeal across disciplines. The collection is curated by Scott Gilchrist, a trained architect as well as professional photographer, who is actively photographing and adding new content (now 9,000 new images annually). The Library is divided into Modules, which are licensed in sequence to own in perpetuity or can be accessed via two subscription options (Simply Subscribe or Subscribe to Own) in MDID3 or LUNA. The Library spans the globe and all time periods, with each Module offering a mix of historic and contemporary content complete with rich, extensively researched descriptive information. All images are cleared for educational use and publication rights may be obtained at contact@archivision.com.

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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.

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(A9) ADDITION MODULE NINE (6,300+ images) (NOW AVAILABLE)
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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.

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(A10) ADDITION MODULE TEN (6,300 plus images) (images available in April / data to come summer 2015)
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The focus for Module Ten is the USA with over 3500 images, many from our photo campaign in the west and southwest in Oct. 2014. Highlights in NM include the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Taos Pueblo; El Rancho de Las Golondrinas near Sante Fe (a living Spanish hacienda); the New Mexico Museum of Art by Isaac Rapp (best example of the Pueblo Revival Style); and the amazing organic architecture of the Prince House & Studio by Bart Prince. Highlights in Los Angeles include the Theme Building LAX, by Pereira & Luckman and Union Station by the Parkinsons, which combines revival styles with Streamline Moderne creating a unique effect. In San Francisco we cover the De Young Museum, by Herzog & de Meuron; The Terrace at the CA Academy of Science, a stunning essay in Modernist simplicity by Mark Cavagnero; and the gorgeous Japanese Tea Garden, Golden Gate Park.

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(AMA) ADJUNCT MODULE A -- ITALIAN ART (3,000 images) (images & data available now)
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This module of 3,000 images covers a wide range of art in Italy, from Ancient Roman frescoes, mosaics and sculpture to masterworks—paintings and sculpture—from the Medieval to Baroque periods. Where possible extensive details were taken which are not available from other sources. This collection is pulled from over 22,000 photographs taken during the summer of 2015 with many more works following in Adjunct Module B: Italian Art (another 3,000 photos) to be published winter 2017.

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(A11) MODULE ELEVEN (images available now / data August 2016)
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Module Eleven contains many important recent works from China, including the futuristic forms of the Dalian City Sport Center; the Dalian International Conference Center and the Dalian Shell Museum. Also featured is the Lingering Garden in Suzhou, one of the most loved classical Chinese gardens. From India comes exquisite documentation of the Taj Mahal; coverage of the Devi Jagadambi Temple complex, the Secretariat in New Delhi and the Indian Institute of Management by Louis Kahn, to name just a few. In the USA, Colorado is featured, including the Clyfford Still Museum in Denver by Allied Works Architecture, a triumph in minimalist architecture. New Urbanism is represented by Iris Hollow, a Boulder development by Coburn.

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(AMB) ADJUNCT MODULE B -- ITALIAN ART (3,000 images) (images available now / data to come March 2017)
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Our second Art only Module of 3,000 images covers more art in Italy, from Ancient Roman frescoes, mosaics and sculpture to more works by the masters—paintings and sculpture—from the Medieval to Baroque periods. As always, extensive details were taken which are not available from other sources. This collection is mostly pulled from over 30,000 photographs taken during the summer of 2016 with many more works following in Adjunct Module C: Italian Art (another 3,000 photos) to be published winter 2018.

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