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a Momentary Vignette

[ v2.04 | 09.05.2000 ]

[ prologue ]

welcome to a momentary vignette!

An almost daily look at architecture, design, and art... featuring information about famous artists and architects, buildings and structures, styles and periods, and more!



[ a closer look ]

Explore the sculptural beauty of architecture... sweeping curves rendered in titanium, glass, and stone. The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, designed by renowned architect Frank O. Gehry, is perhaps one of the most spectacular buildings of the last century. And the museum's website is equally beautiful, offering a brief history of the museum and its design, information about exhibitions and collections, as well as details for those planning a visit to the museum... it is definitely worth a look!

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

[ worth reading ]

Author Hilary French provides a concise and easy to understand introduction to architecture through the ages. From the great works of the ancient world to the cutting edge design of today's hottest architects, Architecture: A Crash Course explores the history of architecture with the faces, places, and influences that have shaped the built environment.


[ fading vignettes ]

a collection of the most recent vignettes...

[ Lovell Beach House ] http://www.loggia.com/vignette/090500.html
[ chaise longue ] http://www.loggia.com/vignette/082800.html
[ Eero Saarinen ] http://www.loggia.com/vignette/082000.html
[ flying buttress ] http://www.loggia.com/vignette/080300.html
[ Alexander Calder ] http://www.loggia.com/vignette/072500.html
[ Marshmallow Sofa ] http://www.loggia.com/vignette/071200.html
[ Flavian Amphitheater ] http://www.loggia.com/vignette/071000.html
[ Peter Paul Rubens ] http://www.loggia.com/vignette/062800.html
[ Bakelite ] http://www.loggia.com/vignette/060500.html
[ Salvador Dali ] http://www.loggia.com/vignette/051100.html
[ Ionic Order ] http://www.loggia.com/vignette/050800.html
[ Empire State Building ] http://www.loggia.com/vignette/050100.html

for a full listing of past vignettes, please visit the archives!

[ want more? ]

please visit Loggia for more information about architecture, art, and design...

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have a question about architecture, design, and art? Visit the Loggia Forums to share your thoughts about these topics in engaging discussions about the arts.

[ the last word ]

...sounds tasty!

The term 'gingerbread' refers to the use of excessive and often superfluous scrollwork usually found in Gothic Revival and Victorian architecture.

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