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.



Early 19th Century American Architecture | an introduction to Early 19th Century American Architecture of the period lasting from approximately 1820-1890.

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Early 19th Century American Architecture
Greek Revival | Greek Revival symbolized the democratic ideals of America. Based on the ancient architecture of Greece, examples of the style can be found in courthouses, banks, and churches throughout the country.

Gothic Revival | inspired by literature's romantic movement of the early 1800s, the Gothic Revival glorified the medieval past of England.

Italianate | inspired by the architecture of Italy, Italianate is also known as Tuscan and Lombard.

Exotic Revivals | reflecting a romantic interest in archeology and historic styles, the Exotic Revivals were primarily adapted from Egyptian and Moorish architecture.

Second Empire | derives its style from the French designs built during the reign of Napoleon III. The style, which aspired to a monumental and ornate appearance, was widely used in public buildings and houses.

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.