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.



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Oath of the Horatii

title | Oath of the Horatii

artist | Jacques-Louis David

style | Neoclassicism

date | 1784-5

collection | Mus´┐Że du Louvre, Paris

Jacques-Louis David's famous Oath of the Horatii is a masterpiece of Neoclassical art.


This beautiful book (which is a part of the Phaidon Art & Ideas series) features information about the Neoclassical style. Author David Irwin has some fascinating chapters, including "The Lure of Italy and Beyond: The Grand Tour", "From Achilles to Wolfe: The Painting of History", and the brilliantly named "Eating your Ice under a Grecian Group: Living with Neoclassicism".