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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Marcel Breuer at a Glance

Whitney Museum of Art, Marcel Breuer

name | Marcel Breuer

lived | 1902-1981

style | International Style

biography | the architect at a glance

Architect and designer Marcel Breuer is perhaps best known for the design of his famous tubular steel Wassily Chair. After studying at the Bauhaus and later becoming director of the school's furniture department in 1924, Breuer designed a series of noted structures including innovative houses, UNESCO Headquarters, and the Whitney Museum of Art.

buildings | selected works

UNESCO Headquarters | 1952-1958
Paris, France

Whitney Museum of Art | 1963-1966
New York, New York USA

furniture | selected works

Wassily Chair | 1927-1929

Architecture Without Rules:
The Houses of Marcel Breuer and Herbert Beckhard

Insights into the work and careers of Marcel Breuer and Herbert Beckhard are always on point and thought-provoking. The book also happens to be handsomely produced, with lots of back-and-white and color photographs of their finished work. This book is essential, I think, as a reference, and a pleasure to read throughout.