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.








 

 








The Architect's Bookshelf | exploring recommended books and quality architectural resouces! The books featured include information about architecture and design, building and construction technology, as well as the history of buildings and their designers.

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An architect's personal collection of books can reveal some of the best reference materials and resources. Indeed, even a brief visit to an architect's library can uncover a wealth of these interesting and helpful books. The following books are among the best that can found, and are recommended references for any student or professional.

Architectural Graphic Standards
A classic reference of architects since the first edition published in 1932, this book is a virtual textbook of construction. Architectural Graphic Standards is just that, a graphic standard for design with detailed drawings and dimensions of literally thousands of items. The book is clearly organized into logical areas of design and construction such as site planning, building systems, materials, and components. With recently updated information about accessibility requirements and energy conservation strategies, Architectural Graphic Standards remains a necessary tool for any designer or builder.

Graphic Guide to Frame Construction
A great reference book from Taunton Press, publishers of Fine Homebuilding. This book clearly illustrates a multitude of approaches to wood framing details in an easy-to-use graphic form. The author provides a variety of framing techniques for solving both the common as well as the unusual conditions found in the course of framed construction.

A Visual Dictionary of Architecture
This beautiful book is destined to be a classic reference of architects and students. Brimming with terms, definitions, and concepts, the book is both a valuable reference and learning tool. But perhaps it is the remarkable illustrations of a master, Francis Ching, that make the book so stunning. If there was just one book every student should have, this is it.

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A Visual Dictionary
of Architecture


This beautiful book is destined to be a classic reference of architects and students. The illustrations and definitions are the remarkable work of a master, Francis Ching. If there was just one book every student should have, this is it.


Architectural Graphic Standards

The classic reference used by architects and builders since 1932. No other source contains as much information in such an easy-to-use and convenient format.