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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Periods of Roman Art
An alternate chronology of ancient Roman art - one that is a bit more complex than a division into Republic, Early Empire, and Late Empire - follows. It is based on periods named after the emperor ruling at the time. And if you are interested in seeing what an emperor looked like, then follow the link on a name - it leads to a portrait of that ruler.

Period Ruler & Dates Late Republic (1st century BC) Augustan Augustus (31 BC - 14 AD) Julio-Claudian Tiberius (14-37 AD) Caligula (37-41 AD) Claudius (41-54 AD) Nero (54-68 AD) Flavian Vespasian (69-79 AD) Titus (79-81 AD) Domitian (81-96 AD) Nerva (96-98 AD) Trajanic Trajan (98-117 AD) Hadrianic Hadrian (117-138 AD) Antonine Antoninus Pius (138-161 AD) Marcus Aurelius (161-180 AD) Commodus (180-192 AD) Pertinax (193 AD) Severan Septimius Severus (193-211 AD) Caracalla (211-217 AD)

List adapted from the book Art of the Ancient World, by Bernard Ashmole.
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.