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 Mercury

title | Primavera, detail

artist | Sandro Botticelli

period | Early Renaissance

date | circa 1470-80

collection | Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

This detail of Botticelli's Primavera represents Mercury, god of merchants and messenger of the gods. Mercury stands on the far left side of the painting, facing away from the rest of the figures. With his wand - known in mythology as the caduceus - he banishes the clouds from the Garden of Venus.

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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.