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.



Ricardsonian Romanesque Architecture | an introduction to the period of Ricardsonian Romanesque Architecture in America lasting from approximately 1870-1900.

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Ricardsonian Romanesque Architecture
Ricardsonian Romanesque interpreted Romanesque architecture into a distinctly different style. Architect H.H. Richardson created an individual style which abandoned the vertical silhouettes and smooth stone facings of earlier times. Richardsonian Romanesque was characterized by a massive appearance featuring roughly textured horizontal forms. The style was widely popular during the late 1800s for churches, university buildings, railway stations, and courthouses.

a collection of features from A Momentary Vignette!

balloon framing | continous wood wall framing.
board and batten | wood siding with applied strips.
facade | the face of building.
inglenook | recessed fireplace area.
knee brace | diagonal structural support member.
lintel | a horizontal support element at openings.
H. H. Richardson | the man behind the style.
rustication | heavy masonry base.
water table | masonry ledge at base.
wrought iron | forged iron hardware and connections.

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.