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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Art of Rome
When one thinks of ancient Roman art, often the word "derivative" comes to mind. This is an unfortunate association, because although the Romans did indeed borrow a great deal from the Greeks, they also had their own equally vital traditions in art. Therefore, to suggest that Roman art is merely a debased and lifeless copy of Greek models is to misunderstand Roman intentions. There is much to recommend the art of ancient Rome, as we will see when we explore the following periods in Roman art:

Republic | The ancient Romans distinguished themselves both politically and artistically at this time - in art, portrait sculpture that realistically depicted individuals was perfected during the Republican Period.

Early Empire | The Early Roman Empire was a time of great architectural projects. One of the most famous of these works is the Flavian Amphitheatre, which is also more commonly known as the Colosseum.

Late Empire | The decline of the Roman Empire is reflected in changes in the appearance of art - an example dating to the late Empire is the monumental Arch of Constantine.

Periods of Roman Art | If you prefer to classify the periods of Roman art by the ruling emperor, then this is the list for you! It features rulers from Augustus to Caracalla.

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.