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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Impressionist Artists:

Mary Cassatt | Cassatt painted intimate, beautiful images that reveal the world of women (especially mothers) and children.

Edgar Degas | Degas was adept at capturing the moments of modern life - from his depictions of dancers and bathers, to his fascination with scenes of bars and cafes, Degas gives us a glimpse of the late 19th century.

Edouard Manet | Manet's striking paintings Olympia, D�jeuner sur l'Herbe, and The Bar at the Folies Berg�re are famous for their enigmatic and complex meanings.

Claude Monet | His series devoted to Water Lilies, Rouen Cathedral, and Haystacks, respectively, demonstrate that Monet was a legendary master of light.

Berthe Morisot | Like Cassatt, Morisot also rebelled against conventions that discouraged women from becoming artists, and created her own niche in the Impressionist movement.

Camille Pissarro | Artist Camille Pissarro is chiefly remembered for his lyrical representations of landscapes.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir | A talented painter of decorative images, Renoir specialized in depicting voluptuous nudes and poetic images of women.


An intriguing introduction to Impressionism, this book from the Phaidon Art & Ideas series covers such topics as "The Artist as Subject", "Naturalism in Plein-air", and "Commerce and Creativity" in relation to the works of many Impressionist artists, including Monet, Renoir, Manet, Degas, and Pissarro. Color pictures add to the allure of this book.