Online Architectural Research with George Smart of US Modernist

Get insider tips on how to use the USModernist Library from the founder himself, George Smart, Hon. AIA. The library is the world's largest open digital collection of major US 20th-century architecture magazines, with over 4 million downloadable pages - all free to access.  Access to legacy publications has never been more critical for preservation, and now architects, realtors, owners, sellers, and buyers have an easy way to research 20th-century architecture magazine coverage. All across America, old architecture magazines are left rotting in attics, basements, libraries, and offices - if they haven't already been thrown away. In their day, these publications chronicled the best of Modernist architecture and the era's talented, progressive architects.We scan US architecture magazines and make them freely available to the public - in text- searchable, printable, and downloadable pdfs. Do you have old architecture and design magazines in your attic, basement, office, storage unit, or library? We'll pay for shipping. Visit the website here:


Known nationwide as “Mr. Modernism, George Smart’s life changed dramatically after he visited Fallingwater in 2007. That led him to a late-night Google search, which became a website, which became a community.  Now his small but intrepid nonprofit staff and volunteers have built the largest open digital archives - free and searchable - of residential mid-century Modernist design in the world. George is founder and Executive Director of USModernist® and NCModernist®, nonprofit organizations dedicated to the documentation, preservation, and promotion of Modernist design.