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 Books - Periods and Styles
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.

Greek Art | John Boardman, the author of this book, is one of the most respected experts of ancient Greek art. And his work is an excellent introduction to the study of this subject, with images and text that brings Greek sculpture, vase painting, and architecture vividly to life.

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.

History of Italian Renaissance Art | In this impressive book, Professor Frederick Hartt examines the architecture, sculpture, and painting of the Italian Renaissance. First, the roots of the Renaissance are explored, then the Quattrocento and Cinquecento are revealed in this masterful work.

Impressionism | An intriguing introduction to Impressionism, this book from the Phaidon Art & Ideas series covers such topics as "The Artist as Subject", "Naturalism in Plein-air", and "Commerce and Creativity" in relation to the works of many Impressionist artists, including Monet, Renoir, Manet, Degas, and Pissarro.

Neoclassicism | This beautiful book is a part of the Phaidon Art & Ideas series and it covers the topic of Neoclassicism. Author David Irwin has some fascinating chapters, including "The Lure of Italy and Beyond: The Grand Tour" and the brilliantly named "Eating your Ice under a Grecian Group: Living with Neoclassicism".

The Pre-Raphaelites | This lovely book by Andrea Rose captures the essence of Pre-Raphaelite art using a series of images from several artists. Works by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Edward Burne-Jones, John Everett Millais, and many others are presented in full color, with intriguing commentaries.

Symbolism | Robert Goldwater's book introduces us to the some of the artists and concepts involved with the complicated but fascinating art movement known as Symbolism. In chapters with such provocative titles as "Suggestion, Mystery, Dream", the author leads us to an understanding of this important 19th century style.



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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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