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The Docomomo Journal

The Docomomo Journal is the only international periodical which regularly summarizes recent research on the sites and buildings of the modern movement.

This bi-annual publication, featuring articles by noted architects and architectural historians, addresses all facets of modern architecture, from history and form, to conservation and technology. It sounds the alarm for endangered buildings, and informs readers about conferences, exhibitions and research programs on the rehabilitation and conservation of twentieth century heritage.

The last section of each journal includes a complete and regularly updated directory of our international collaborators who work in universities, architecture schools, museums, and public offices for a greater awareness and preservation of the heritage of the modern movement.

To view descriptions of previous Docomomo Journals and to order back issues, go to Publications.

Docomomo Journal Open sources

Current issue is Docomomo Journal 41 (September 2009)
journal 40 Nine Favorite Architects

• Read the editorial, by Maristella Casciato, chair of Docomomo International.

• View the table of contents.

• Read a selection of articles:
“Mise au Point for Le Corbusier’s Baghdad Stadium” by Mina Marefat,
and “The Guggenheim at Fifty: Notes on Recent Preservation Work” by Angel Ayón.

Contribute to next issue

Docomomo Journal 42 is scheduled for March 2010. If you wish to contribute, please write to

Articles are considered for publication only if they have not previously been published and are not likely to be published elsewhere.
We welcome two types of papers:

- short contributions (from 500 to 1,200 words, 1 or 2 illustrations) on endangered buildings, or conservation and documentation issues;

- full-length articles (from 1,200 to 2,500 words, and 5 to 7 illustrations).

All text and illustrations should be sent via e-mail, clearly labeled with the author(s) name and the title of the article.


(1) All texts must be in English. Please include a summary of your article.
(2) A short résumé of the author(s), in relation to the contribution, must be included.
(3) Illustrations referred in the text should be abbreviated as follows: (fig. 1).
(4) Contributions must include a short bibliography of 5-10 sources  (reference books or scholarly articles).
(5) Footnotes should be numbered consecutively and follow the following format:
books: 1 Nikolaus Pevsner, Pioneers of Modern Design: From William Morris to Walter Gropius (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1960).
articles: 2 Julius Posener, “Aspects of the Pre-History of the Bauhaus,” From Schinkel to the Bauhaus (London: Architectural Association, 1972): 43–48


It is essential that authors procure good-quality black-and-white illustrations. The images must be 300 dpi for a A5 format (10 cm x 15 cm).
The list of illustrations must provide the figure captions. The order of information is as follow: architect/designer, name of building/object, location, date, description, and copyrights. If a building has been destroyed, include that information.
All illustrations should be free of copyrights.


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