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 Queen Anne Style Architecture | an introduction to the period of Queen Anne Style Architecture in America lasting from approximately 1880-1900.

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American Queen Anne Style Architecture
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. Ideally suited to sprawling, free-standing residences, the Queen Anne style can also be seen in the urban row houses of the late 1800s.

a collection of features from A Momentary Vignette!

balloon framing | continous wood wall framing.
facade | the face of building.
finial | a crowning architectural element.
frieze | band of low relief in entablature.
knee brace | diagonal structural support member.
rowhouse | housing with common sidewalls.
turret | engaged slender tower form.

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.