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artstor_logo_rgb2ARTstor Digital Library and ART on FILE are collaborating to release approximately 1,200 new direct-digital capture photographs of architecture, built environment projects, and landscape architecture in Mexico City. The focus will be to capture the most recent developments in the architectural evolution of the city, as well as modernist buildings, UNESCO world heritage sites, iconic murals, historic parks, monuments, and colonial edifices.

Sites and locations scheduled to be documented include the Museum of Memory and Tolerance, Arditti + RDT Architects; Vasconcelos Library, Alberto Kalach; the National Museum of Anthropology, Pedro Ramírez Vázquez, Jorge Campuzano and Rafael Mijares; Soumaya Museum, LAR + Fernando Romero; Juarez Complex, Legorreta + Legorreta Architects; Camino Real Hotel, Ricardo Legorreta; Casa Luis Barragán, and Museum Torri Satélite, Luis Barragan; Facultad de Arquitectura, UNAM, Jose Villagran Garcia; Museo Tamayo, Abraham Zabludovsky and Teodoro Gonzales de Leon; Basilica of the Virgin of Guadalupe, Pedro Ramírez Vázquez; XXI Century National Film Archive, Rojkind Arquitectos; Xochimilco Masterplan and Aquarium, TEN Arquitectos; Xochimilco Ecological Park, Mario Schjetnan; Chapultepec Park and Palace; Arcos Bosques, Teodoro Gonzales de Leon; A47 Mobile Art Library, PRODUCTORA; Escuela Nacional de Arte Teatral; Quetzalcoatl Nest house, Javier Senosiain; the Earthscraper, BNKR Arquitectura; Spain’s Cultural Center, Javier Sanchez; 13 de Septiembre residential complex, Higuera + Sanchez; Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Taller de Arquitectura-Mauricio Rocha; Chapultepec Park, Fountain Promenade, Grupo De Diseño Urbano SC; Torre Latinoamericana, Augusto H. Álvarez; Institute of Technology and Advanced Studies, Landa García Landa Arquitectos; Museo Jumex, David Chipperfield; Museo Estudio Diego Rivera, Juan O’Gorman. (more…)

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Ponte Sant'Angelo; overview of the bridge from the banks of the Tiber | 134 AD; Image 2011 | Image and original data provided by ART on FILE, www.artonfile.com

Ponte Sant’Angelo; overview of the bridge from the banks of the Tiber | 134 AD; Image 2011 | Image and original data provided by ART on FILE, artonfile.com

ARTstor Digital Library and ART on FILE partnered to release nearly 1,800 new direct capture photographs of buildings, built-environment projects, and landscape architecture in Italy. In their most recent ARTstor-sponsored campaign, photographers Colleen Chartier and Rob Wilkinson focused on architectural highlights in Rome and Venice, and captured views of the city of Florence.

Among the sites documented in Rome are the MAXXI Museum (Zaha Hadid, 2009), La chiesa di Dio Padre Misericordioso (Richard Meier, 2003), Museo dell’Ara Pacis (Richard Meier, 2006), and the Ponte della Musica (Buro Happold and Powell/Williams Architects, 2008). Highlights in Venice include: Torre Massimiliana Cultural Centre, Sant’Erasmo Island (C+S Associatti, 2004), Sculpture Garden for the 1952 Venice Biennale (Carlo Scarpa), La Giudecca (Cino Zucchi, 2002), Pinault Foundation, Punta della Dogana (Tadao Ando), Isola di San Michele (David Chipperfield), Ponte della Costituzione (Santiago Calatrava, 2010), Fondazione Querini Stampalia (Mario Botta, 2008), and the Sant’Erasmo Development (C+S Associati). (more…)

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James Conlon | The Great Mosque of Djenne, South façade, exterior | image: 2008 | Djenne, Mali | for commercial use or publication, please contact: Media Center for Art History, Columbia University. Email: mediacenter at columbia dot

James Conlon | The Great Mosque of Djenne, South façade, exterior | image: 2008 | Djenne, Mali | for commercial use or publication, please contact: Media Center for Art History, Columbia University. Email: mediacenter at columbia dot edu

Mrs. Michelle Apotsos
Stanford University
Doctoral candidate Art History/Architectural History

As a graduate student at Tufts University, I was once given the opportunity to give a lecture to a class of architectural history students on West African architectural form for the purpose of unsettling some common notions that inform Western conceptions of the built environment. I decided to present a case study of the Djenné mosque in Mali, West Africa as an example of an architectural tradition that utilizes distinctive structures, materials, and iconographies to resonate with its cultural context. The experience itself not only revealed to me the inherent challenges of teaching architectural studies in Africa, but also the necessity of having high-quality visual tools in order to recreate a convincing three-dimensional spatial narrative. Thus began my ongoing love affair with the Artstor Digital Library.

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