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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R. Buckminster Fuller at a Glance

Dymaxion House, R. Buckminster Fuller

name | R. Buckminster Fuller

lived | 1895-1983

style | Modern

biography | the architect at a glance

The innovative ideas and concepts of R. Buckminster Fuller bridged several professions: engineer, architect, inventor, philosopher. 'Bucky' as he was affectionately known, is credited for many things including the geodesic dome, Dymaxion Car, Dymaxion House, and principles of tensegrity (tensile + integrity).

Fuller's innovative 1927 Dymaxion House, was based on his concepts and theories of the ideal structure. The house featured an efficient circular form, mass produced from aluminum. Designed to be easily dismantled, the Dymaxion House could be packaged into a shipping tube and transported wherever the modern family moved.

buildings | selected works

Dymaxion House | 1927
pre-engineered modular building

geodesic dome | 1954
patents geodesic dome construction system

U.S. Pavilion | 1967
Montreal, Canada

Articles about R. Buckminster Fuller
The Dymaxion Ideal
An exploration of the life and works of R. Buckminster Fuller... engineer, architect, inventor, and philosopher. ...more!
Buckminster Fuller's Universe: His Life and Work

This wonderful book traces the life and creations of this most unique and brilliant mind. A great introduction to Fuller's works, the book reveals the events that not only shaped his life, but his many inventions and architectural innovations as well.