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.



Late 19th Century American Architecture | an introduction to Late 19th Century American Architecture of the period lasting from approximately 1860-1920.

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Late 19th Century American Architecture
Stick Style | derived from the Carpenter Gothic style, the Stick Style embodies the idea that architecture should be truthful.

Queen Anne | the Queen Anne style can be summarized in one word: eclecticism. The rich, picturesque style is characterized by an asymmetrical silhouette shaped by turrets, towers, gables, and bays.

Shingle Style | an uniquely American style, the Shingle Style grew from the Queen Anne style. Popular in New England, the Shingle Style was less ornate and more horizontal than the typical Queen Anne house.

Richardsonian Romanesque | interpreting Romanesque architecture into a distinctly different style, architect H.H. Richardson created a style which abandoned the vertical silhouettes and smooth stone facings of earlier times.

Beaux Arts | named for the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, this style refers to the aesthetic principles practiced by the American architects who trained there.

Classical Revival | less theatrical than the Beaux Arts, the Classical Revival style is based primarily on the Greek architectural orders.

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.