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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The Art Book | This beautiful book is sure to enhance any art lover's library. It features a collection of art masterpieces, presented in a format that emphasizes the selected works of painting and sculpture. Stunning color images grace the pages, and every picture is accompanied by a concise description of each featured work and artist. Book review

Bright Earth: Art and the Invention of Color | Anyone with an interest in the scientific and artistic development of color should read this fascinating new book by Philip Ball. Indeed, Bright Earth is highly recommended for artists, art historians, designers, and everyone else who wants to understand how the creation of pigments and paint has evolved to satisfy the constantly changing needs of painters over the centuries. New!

Learning to Look: A Handbook for the Visual Arts | Joshua C. Taylor's guide to understanding the visual arts includes information about color and perspective, materials and techniques, and excellent advice on how to analyze a work of art.

Move Closer: An Intimate Philosophy of Art | In this intriguing book, John Armstrong examines the complex personal relationships we develop with works of art. Chapters focus on such issues as "Affection", "The Way of Information", "Private Uses of Art", "Reverie", and "Contemplation". Move Closer is a thought provoking and compelling book, and is recommended for anyone who wants to understand how and why we appreciate art.

A Short Guide to Writing About Art | Author Sylvan Barnet has created a useful and remarkably readable book that explains how (and why) to write about art. Example essays demonstrate some approaches to writing effectively about art, and the chapters devoted to "Style in Writing" and "Manuscript Form" are invaluable to anyone how has an interest in writing excellent papers. Highly recommended.

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