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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18th Century Art Styles
Two significant styles dominated Western art in the Eighteenth century - Rococo and Neoclassicism. And these styles were both heavily influenced by earlier developments in art history. The Rococo style was inspired in part by Baroque precedents, while the Neoclassical style was indebted to Classical (that is, ancient Greek and Roman) art.

Rococo Art | The playful Rococo style reflects an aristocratic preoccupation with leisure and frivolity. Painters Fran├žois Boucher and Antoine Watteau were two of the artists who created fashionable Rococo works.

Neoclassical Art | Stern, somber, and spartan - these words describe the Neoclassical style that became the rage at the end of the Eighteenth Century. And the hero of Neoclassicism was Jacques-Louis David.

Art Reference
Art Speak | coming soon!...
Definitions of the terms, techniques, and miscellaneous jargon used in describing 18th century art are available in the Art Speak section - think of it as your personal art history guide!

Art Books | This section features recommended books devoted to art and art appreciation, artists, and art history. It also includes reviews of selected art books.