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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Giorgio Vasari at a Glance

Perseus and Andromeda, by Giorgio Vasari

artist | Giorgio Vasari

lived | 1511-1574

period | Renaissance

biography | the artist at a glance

Although Giorgio Vasari was a painter (as demonstrated in his work Perseus and Andromeda, of which a detail is depicted above), he is perhaps best known for his biographies of famous Italian Renaissance artists. In Vasari's book Lives of the Artists, he reveals intriguing details about such legendary masters as Giotto, Sandro Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Titian.

Lives of the Artists

Giorgio Vasari's enormously popular book features captivating biographies of the heroes of Italian Renaissance art.