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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Early Empire - Introduction
Introduction to the art of the Early Roman Empire is coming soon!

Early Empire - Architecture
Colosseum | Also known more formally as the Flavian Amphitheatre, the remarkable Colosseum is an enduring monument to the building skill of the ancient Romans.

Pantheon | This temple to "all the gods" is also a feat of Roman architectural - and engineering - genius, with its dome and other fascinating features.

Early Empire - Sculpture
Ara Pacis | The full title of this work is Ara Pacis Augustae, which means the Altar of Augustan Peace, and the reliefs reveal important information about Roman political aspirations.

Column of Trajan | The Column of Trajan is piece of monumental sculpture that is swarming with intricately carved images that announce Roman military might and prowess.

Early Empire - Decorative Arts
Gemma Augustea | This stunning sardonyx cameo features scenes of the triumph of Rome's first emperor, Augustus, brilliantly depicted in shallow relief.


A Handbook of Roman Art

This book features individual chapters devoted to explaining the fine arts in ancient Rome - descriptions of architecture, sculpture, and wall painting are balanced by images. And the decorative arts are also represented, including metalwork, gems, jewelry, pottery, and glass.