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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Classical Art - Introduction
The Classical Period in ancient Greece is widely regarded as one of the most accomplished and brilliant eras of artistic achievement in the West. However, this period was but a moment in terms of time, dating from circa 480 - 323 BC. In this brief but fruitful span of years, the ancient Greeks in general, and the Athenians in particular, brought the fine arts of sculpture, vase painting, and architecture to a point of near perfection.

In many respects, the city of Athens was the center of this artistic revolution. And it is in Athens that we still see powerful reminders of the genius of ancient Greek artists. Here, on what is referred to as the Acropolis, we find what is perhaps the most recognizable work of Classical Greek architecture - the Parthenon. The Parthenon was a temple dedicated to the patron goddess of Athens, Athena. This temple stands, along with other Classical works, as a monument to the vitality and timelessness of ancient Greek art.

Classical Architecture
Erechtheion | This important building (which is known as the Erechtheion or the Erechtheum) on the Athenian Acropolis features a stunning Caryatid porch.

Parthenon | The Parthenon is a majestic and influential work of architecture - learn why it is one of the legendary icons of Western art.

Classical Sculpture
Parthenon Sculptures | Explore the significance and meaning of the sculptures on the Parthenon, including reliefs on the frieze and pediments.

Zeus or Poseidon | This magnificent early Classical bronze statue represents a male Olympian Greek god - either Zeus or Poseidon.

Classical Vase Painting
Muse on Mount Helicon | This vase painting by the Achilles Painter features a delicate rendering of one of the goddesses who were known as the Muses.

Art and Experience in Classical Greece

Professor J.J. Pollitt puts the Classical period in perspective, using dynamic descriptions of some of the most memorable works from this time of artistic brilliance. Important examples of vase painting, sculpture, and architecture are featured.

Greek Art

This beautifully illustrated book (from the Phaidon Art and Ideas series and written by Nigel Spivey) covers the subject of ancient Greek art brilliantly.