The collections at Loggia explore select areas of study in art and art history, architecture and design, the decorative arts, industrial design, and classical studies such as Greek, Roman, and Celtic mythology.

Gardner's Art Through the Ages

This book is the classic reference for the study of art. It features a history of artists and their works, as well as lucid and engaging descriptions of the styles and periods of art history. Highly recommended for both students and scholars.



Contemporary Architects | quality sites exploring contemporary architects and their work! The sites featured include information about today's noted architects, recent projects and buildings, as well as their current design philosophies.

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Architects at a Glance

Architects at a Glance | Loggia presents the works of famous architects each complete with brief biographies and history of their most significant buildings.

Contemporary Architects on the Web
Ando, Tadao | this article from Abitare focuses on Ando's symbolic "Tower of Peace" at UNESCO headquarters in Paris.

Botta, Mario | the new San Francisco Museum of Modern Art building designed by Swiss architect Mario Botta is his first U.S. project and as well as first museum.

Cutler, James | Smithsonian Magazine provides a brief, but beautiful introduction to the works of this architect from the Pacific Northwest.

Eisenman, Peter | the Stanford Presidential Lectures offers this introduction to Peter Eisenman with essays, commentary, project photos, and useful links.

Gehry, Frank | although perhaps best known for his recent Guggenheim Bilbao Museum, this site looks at earlier works of this contemporary master.

Graves, Michael | sometimes known for his works outside architecture as well, this site from Princeton provides a great introduction to this Internationally known architect.

Hadid, Zaha | a sneak preview of Cincinnati's Contemporary Arts Center and background of the first project realized in the U.S. by this acclaimed, London-based architect.

Meier, Richard | a visit to the office of Richard Meier, recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize and architect of the stunning Getty Center in Los Angeles.

Pei, I. M. | a detailed look at Pei's works including the National Gallery of Art, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Grand Louvre in Paris is provided by MIT.

Piano, Renzo | this site from the Renzo Piano Workshop Foundation is an in-depth and beautiful study of the architect's works.

Predock, Antoine | this self-proclaimed 'desert rat' provides a visit to his office in New Mexico.


Indeed extra large at over 1,300 pages, S,M,L,XL is an insightful work from Rem Koolhaas containing essays, manifestos, diaries, and explorations of the contemporary city. Immense, provocative, and beautifully presented.

A Momentary Vignette

'A brief, beautiful glimpse of something from the world of architecture, design, and art... poetic, subtle, and interesting!'