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.



American Beaux Arts Architecture | an introduction to the period of Beaux Arts Architecture in America lasting from approximately 1890-1920.

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American Beaux Arts Architecture
Beaux Arts was named for the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and refers to the aesthetic principles practiced by the American architects who trained there. The Beaux Arts style is characterized by large and grandiose symmetrical compositions with exuberant details. The Beaux Arts style is typically found in colossal public buildings such as libraries, courthouses, banks, and railway stations.

a collection of features from A Momentary Vignette!

entasis | slight convex shape given to columns.
facade | the face of building.
frieze | band of low relief in entablature.
lintel | a horizontal support element at openings.
water table | masonry ledge at base.

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.

Loggia Forums | have a question about architectural history? Visit the Loggia Forums to share your thoughts in engaging discussions about the arts.

Arts & Crafts Design in America: A State-By-State Guide

The first guidebook of its kind, "Arts & Crafts Design in America" includes 250 detailed entries which describe sites open to the public and museum collections featuring whole-room interiors and objects.