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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Ara Pacis

name | Ara Pacis, detail of relief

artist | Unknown

period | Early Empire (Ancient Roman Art)

date | circa 13-9 BC

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.

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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.