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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name | Colosseum (Flavian Amphitheatre), detail

location | Rome, Italy

period | Early Empire (Ancient Roman Art)

constructed | circa 80 AD

architects | unknown

The Colosseum - which is also known more formally as the Flavian Amphitheatre - is a remarkable structure and an enduring monument to the building skill of the ancient Romans.

More information about the Colosseum is coming soon.
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.