MIT Press launches digital access to rare and out-of-print architecture and urban studies books

The MIT Press, a university press affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has launched the MIT Press Open Architecture and Urban Studies, an exhaustive digital collection of rare, sought-after, and previously out-of-print books on the subject of the built environment.

Many of the titles now accessible through MIT Press Open Architecture and Urban Studies have never before been available in ebook form due in part, according to a news release, to “complex design requirements and the prohibitive cost of image permissions.” Thanks to a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Open Book Program, an initiative co-sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, these books—all published between

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