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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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 brief biography and history of their work.

Architecture: A Crash Course
Author Hilary French provides a concise and easy to understand introduction of architecture through the ages. From great works of the ancient world to the cutting edge design of today's hottest architects, Architecture: A Crash Course explores the history of architecture with the faces, places, and influences that have shaped the built environment.

20th Century American Architecture
A Traveler's Guide to 220 Key Buildings, this Whitney Guide provides a concise introduction to of some of America's most significant architectural works of the 20th Century. Complete with locations, dates, photographs, descriptions, and visitor information for over 200 buildings, this guide is an invaluable travel resource for anyone wishing to explore these great modern structures.

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Architectural Graphic Standards
Graphic Guide to Frame Construction
A Visual Dictionary of Architecture
Icons of Architecture: The 20th Century
Architecture: A Crash Course
Whitney Guide: 20th C. American Architecture

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Bibliotheque | recommended books and timeless classics related to architecture, design, and art... from monographs of noted architects to reference books for students and professionals alike.

Postcards from Vignette | share free electronic postcards of architecture and design from A Momentary Vignette.

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.