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 Stick Style Architecture | an introduction to the period of Stick Style Architecture in America lasting from approximately 1860-1890.

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American Stick Style Architecture
Stick Style derived from the Carpenter Gothic style, the Stick Style embodies the idea that architecture should be truthful. Primarily seen in residences, a Stick Style building expressed its inner structure through the use of exterior ornament such as trim boards. These trim boards were often applied to gable ends and upper floors in order to symbolize the structural skeleton.

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.
finial | a crowning architectural element.
frieze | band of low relief in entablature.
gambrel | agricultural roof form.
inglenook | recessed fireplace area.
knee brace | diagonal structural support member.
lintel | a horizontal support element at openings.
mission furniture | Arts and Crafts furniture style.
truss | engineered structural member.
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.