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.



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Alvar Aalto at a Glance

Baker House Dormitory, Alvar Aalto

name | Alvar Aalto

lived | 1898-1976

style | modernism

biography | the architect at a glance

A native of Finland, the works of Alvar Aalto are among the most important examples of architecture constructed during the 20th Century. A master of design, his buildings such as the Säynätsalo Town Hall, Baker House Dormitory at MIT, and the Finlandia Concert Hall in Helsinki, are noted for an expressive use of materials and form. However, Alvar Aalto may be best recognized for his design of timeless objects including elegant glassware and bent plywood furniture.

buildings | selected works

Sanatorium | 1929-1933
Paimio, Finland

Baker House Dormitory | 1946-1949
Massachusetts Institute of Technology [MIT]
Cambridge, Massachusetts USA

Säynätsalo Municipal Centre | 1949-1952
Säynätsalo, Finland

Finlandia Concert Hall | 1962-1975
Helsinki, Finland

Mount Angel Library | 1964-1970
St. Benedict, Oregon USA

Icons of Architecture:
The 20th Century

Wonderfully presented, this book provides an engaging chronology of the 20th Century's most important architectural works. A concise yet informative description of each building is accompanied by beautiful photographs. The book also introduces each architect with a biography and history of their work.