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.



Sustainable Architecture | quality sites exploring green building design and sustainable technology! The sites featured include information about green architecture, energy efficiency, resourceful building, and environmentally appropriate technologies.

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Energy Efficiency
Another important aspect of green design is the integration of energy efficient mechanical systems and conservation methods. Green buildings are designed to reduce or eliminate the dependence on fossil fuels. Additionally, green designs further help to minimize waste through the use of gray water recycling and other sustainable energy strategies.

Land Use
Site selection and building orientation also play a critical role in green design. A green building is located to take advantage of its climate and surroundings. These conditions not only affect the efficiency of a building, but of the community and society as a whole. Planning for responsible land use addresses these issues through the consideration of climate, transportation, and the natural environment.

Waste Reduction
An amazing amount of waste is generated by the construction of a typical building. Green buildings are designed to eliminate waste by using modular systems of construction, recycled products, and efficient use of materials. The ideal green building would create no waste either during construction or use, so the impact on the environment and resources is minimized.

Today, sustainable design is becoming a natural part of an increasing number of buildings. As natural resources dwindle, green design will take a critical role in our built environment. In future articles, we will look at the specific components of green architecture, such as the variety of innovative products and materials now available. If you would like more information about sustainable design, please visit some of the valuable resources listed at Loggia.

Green Architecture on the Web
Green Links | a collection of recommended web sites featuring information about green design and sustainable building including resources, materials, and organizations.

The Natural House

A Complete Guide to Healthy, Energy-Efficient, Environmental Homes, this helpful book provides a wealth of information about sustainable concepts and design strategies.

A Momentary Vignette

'A brief, beautiful glimpse of something from the world of architecture, design, and art... poetic, subtle, and interesting!'