The CCA holds one of the world’s foremost international research collections of publications, conceptual studies, drawings, plans, models, prints, photographs, related artefacts and ephemera, archives and oral histories of individual architects.

The Collection now comprises over half a million examples that testify to the diverse ways in which architecture has been imagined, conceived, observed, and transformed for the past six centuries.

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Researchers may consult the Collection in the Library Reading Room by contacting Collection Reference. For information about reproductions from the Collection, contact Rights and Reproductions.

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photographs

The Weissenhof Estate


When Mies commissioned J.J.P. Oud to design a building for an exhibition in Stuttgart, he explained "We want to get right down to the function... read more
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prints and drawings

A spiral staircase in the Château de Blois


Established on December 11, 1889, the Boston Architectural Club was founded "for the purpose of associating those interested in the profession... read more
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archives

Roger D’Astous Archive


After studying architecture at the École des Beaux-Arts de Montréal (1946-1952) and at Frank Lloyd Wright’s studio (Taliesen Fellowship, 1952... read more
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publications

Voyages a Peking, Manille et l'Île de France


Europe first became aware of Chinese civilization with Marco Polo’s thirteenth-century account of his visit to China, but the Age of Enlightenment... read more
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artefacts and media

Hotel Royal Danieli Luggage Label


This luggage label for the luxury hotel Royal Danieli, currently known as the Hotel Danieli, was produced by Richter & Co., one of the foremost... read more
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selections from CCA collection

With its foreshortened perspective, this monumental image (1926-1927) is a testament to the experimentation of photographers in Soviet Russia... read more

In November 1973 Gordon Matta-Clark was invited by curator Paolo Minetti of Galleriaforma to exhibit in Genoa, Italy. Minetti offered him... read more