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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Baroque Art History
The opulent and grand Baroque style was in vogue primarily during the Seventeenth century. This style was popular in several European countries and regions, including the Netherlands, England, France, Italy, and Spain. To learn more about how the Baroque style influenced art history in a specific country, select one of the links that follows.

Dutch Baroque Art | A trio of remarkable painters - Rembrandt, Hals, and Vermeer - demonstrate the significance of Holland as an artistic center during the Baroque period.

Flemish Baroque Art | In this section, see why Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony van Dyck, and Jacob Jordaens were three of the most important Baroque artists in Flanders.

French Baroque Art | In France, the painters Poussin and Claude Lorrain are two of the big names during the Baroque period. France also contributed a legendary masterpiece of Baroque architecture - Versailles.

Italian Baroque Art | The brilliant sculptor, architect, and painter Gianlorenzo Bernini embodies the spirit of Baroque art in Italy - but Bernini shares the spotlight with some other famous names...

Spanish Baroque Art | The Spanish artist Diego Velázquez is considered to be one of the most important painters, not just of the Baroque style, but of all time - learn why in this section.

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

Art Books | This section features recommended books devoted to art and art appreciation, artists, and art history. It also includes reviews of selected art books.

Baroque and Rococo

Germain Bazin has written a delightful introduction to the art and artists of the Baroque and Rococo periods. Chapters explore the development of these important art movements in various countries, from Italy, to France, to Spain. And plenty of pictures accompany the text.

The Art Book

This book is sure to enhance any art lover's library. Color images grace the pages, and every picture is accompanied by a concise description of each featured work and artist.