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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Louis Sullivan at a Glance

Merchants' National Bank, Louis Sullivan

name | Louis Sullivan

lived | 1856-1924

style | Chicago School

biography | the architect at a glance

Born in 1856, Louis Sullivan is best known for his innovative Chicago skyscrapers. However, perhaps his most elegant and engaging buildings were a series of modest bank buildings he designed for several small communities in the Midwest. His banks, such as the 1914 Merchants' National Bank in Grinnell, Iowa are masterful compositions of form and ornament, compelling examples of the spirit of design he chronicled in his 1918 book, Kindergarten Chats.

buildings | selected works

Auditorium Building | 1886-1890
Chicago, Illinois USA

Wainwright Building | 1890-1891
St. Louis, Missouri USA

Guaranty Building | 1894-1895
Buffalo, New York USA

Carson, Pirie, Scott and Co. | 1899-1904
Chicago, Illinois USA

National Farmers' Bank | 1906-1908
Owatonna, Minnesota USA

Merchant's National Bank | 1913-1914
Grinnell, Iowa USA

People's Savings and Loan Association Bank | 1919
Sidney, Ohio USA

Farmers' and Merchants' Union Bank | 1919
Columbus, Wisconsin USA form follows function...

-Louis Sullivan

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.