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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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe at a Glance

Barcelona Pavilion, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

name | Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

lived | 1886-1969

style | International Style

biography | the architect at a glance

Credited with the phrase, 'less is more', architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was pioneer of modern architecture who, along with other influential architects such as Le Corbusier, Adolf Loos, and Walter Gropius, helped define the International Style. Mies is perhaps best known for the use of what he termed 'universal space' in his buildings... an interior free of columns and structural members that provided flexibility in use and functional arrangement. The last director of the Bauhaus before it was closed in 1933, his works include the 1929 Barcelona Pavilion, 1951 Farnsworth House, 1956 Crown Hall, and 1958 Seagram Building with Phillip Johnson.

buildings | selected works

Tugendhat House | 1928-1930
Brno [Czech Republic]

Barcelona Pavilion | 1929
German Pavilion at the International Exposition
Barcelona, Spain

Farnsworth House | 1946-1951
Plano, Illinois USA

Seagram Building | 1954-1958
New York, New York USA

furniture | selected works

Barcelona Chair | 1929

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.