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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Primavera - Detail of Zephyrus


title | Primavera

artist | Sandro Botticelli

period | Early Renaissance

date | circa 1470-80

collection | Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

This detail of Botticelli's Primavera represents Zephyrus, god of the winds. In this painting, the wind god is shown emerging from the sky, his robes fluttering in a gentle breeze. One will immediately notice that the skin of Zephyrus is a delicate shade of blue. His appearance therefore contrasts strongly with the pale skin and golden hair of Chloris, the nymph he is pursuing.

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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.