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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Le Corbusier at a Glance



Unité d'Habitation, Le Corbusier

name | Le Corbusier (Charles-Édouard Jeanneret)

lived | 1887-1965

style | International Style, New Brutalism

biography | the architect at a glance

Architect, writer, painter... Le Corbusier (Charles-Édouard Jeanneret) is perhaps the most influential architect of the 20th century. A father of the International Style, his vast body of work explored the design of cities, government buildings, apartments, furniture, and revolutionary houses such as his 'machine for living', Villa Savoye.

Le Corbusier's buildings, especially those designed later in the architect's career, often explored a rugged expression of mass and light. His 1946 Unité d'Habitation for example, is an elegant synthesis of the architect's experiments in form, material, and social function. Le Corbusier designed the Unité d'Habitation or 'Housing Unit', as a singular structure for autonomous living. Complete with apartments, shops, exercise facilities, and a hotel, the Unité d'Habitation incorporated many of Le Corbusier's concepts and principles including the Modulor proportioning system, brise-soleil shading devices, and a rooftop garden composed of raw sculptural forms of béton brut.


buildings | selected works

Villa Savoye | 1928-1931
Poissy, France

Unité d'Habitation | 1946
Marseilles, France

United Nations Headquarters | 1947
New York, New York USA

Chapel of Notre-Dame-du-Haut | 1950-1955
Ronchamp, France

Chandigarh | 1952-1965
Chandigarh, India

Monastery of Sainte-Marie-de-la-Tourette | 1953-1959
Eveux-sur-Arbresle, France

Carpenter Center for the Performing Arts | 1961
Cambridge, Massachusetts USA


furniture | selected works

chaise longue | 1928
The Chapel of Ronchamp
Building Blocks Series


The chapel is just one of the modernist icons that preeminent architectural photographer Ezra Stoller documented in a career that spanned more than half a century. Now retired, Stoller has been reassembling his work for permanent (rather than periodical) publication. The Ronchamp Chapel is one of a series published by Princeton Architectural Press that presents individual buildings in depth in a small-size volume.

Icons of Le Corbusier:
Ideas and Forms


Author William J. R. Curtis provides many insights into the very early years of Corbusier's development. B&W photos of buildings, drawings and models follow the text and illustrate points being made by the author. Also, several unique color photos of projects are included.

Towards a New Architecture

Corbusier provides many insights into the very early years of Corbusier's development. B&W photos of buildings, drawings and models follow the text and illustrate points being made by the author. Also, several unique color photos of projects are included.