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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Book Review - Bright Earth

Bright Earth: Art and the Invention of Color

By Philip Ball
February 2002
Hardcover, 382 pages
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN 0374116792

Anyone with an interest in the scientific and artistic development of color should read Bright Earth: Art and the Invention of Color, a fascinating new book by Philip Ball. It 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.

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