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 Speak - Medieval Art
Book of Hours | This type of book contained prayers appropriate for the hours of the day, and it was used by individuals during the Medieval period for private contemplation and worship.

cathedral | the cathedral takes its name from the Latin cathedra (throne or chair), for this important church was the location of a bishop's seat of power

cloisonn´┐Ż | vitreous enamel is poured into metal cells or chambers (cloisons), which results in intricate (and often colorful) designs

diptych | two panels are joined together to form this object; a diptych is often used as an altarpiece

icon | icon is derived from the Greek word for image; it is commonly used to refer to (usually stylized) paintings of the Virgin, Christ, or saints that were created for devotional purposes

millefleurs | French for a thousand flowers; the word millefleurs is used to describe a particular type of floral decoration that appears in the background of Gothic tapestries

rose window | the name for an enormous circular window that is frequently decorated with intricate stained glass designs and tracery; rose windows adorn several famous Gothic churches, including Chartres Cathedral


Gardner's Art Through the Ages

This classic art history reference book features a comprehensive glossary of art terms and techniques, from abacus to zoomorphism. Whether you are interested in ancient art or modernism - or anything in between - the glossary in Gardner's is a great introduction to Art Speak!