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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Geometric Art - Introduction
The Geometric style evolved during an early period of Greek art history. It was a dominant artistic style in ancient Greece during the years circa 1000 BC - 700 BC.

Artists who worked in this style adorned many of their works (vase paintings in particular) with precise curvilinear and rectilinear, or geometric, patterns - hence the period was dubbed "Geometric".

Geometric Sculpture
Horse | In this diminutive statue of a horse, the artist has captured the essence of the animal in all of its majestic beauty.

Man and Centaur | The simplicity and economy of Geometric art is evident in this small bronze statue that represents a man confronting a centaur.

Geometric Vase Painting
Dipylon Vase | The Dipylon Vase is decorated with precise geometric patterns, which are balanced by highly stylized and abstracted images of figures - it is a grand example of the Geometric style.

Art Reference
Art Speak | Definitions of the terms, techniques, and miscellaneous jargon used in describing ancient art are available in the Art Speak section - think of it as your personal art history guide!

Bibliography | The bibliography features a list of selected books specifically about ancient Greek and Roman art and art history.

Greek Art

John Boardman, the author of this book, is one of the most respected experts of ancient Greek art. And his work is an excellent introduction to the study of this subject, with images and text that brings Greek sculpture, vase painting, and architecture vividly to life.