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.



Classical Architecture | quality sites dedicated to classical architecture! The sites featured explore Greek and Roman architecture, including information about the history of the buildings, cities, and places found in the ancient world.

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Classical Architecture
a collection of features from A Momentary Vignette!

acropolis | the high citadel of a Greek city.
caldarium | the hot pool of a Roman bath.
caryatid | sculptural columns as female form.
Corinthian Order | the third classical Greek order.
entasis | slight convex shape given to columns.
Flavian Amphitheater | the great Roman colosseum.
fresco | pigments applied to fresh plaster.
frieze | band of low relief in entablature.
Ionic Order | the second classical Greek order.
oculus | a circular opening at top of dome.
Temple of Venus | the temple at Baalbek.
tesserae | tile fragments used in mosaic.
trompe l'oeil | painting to deceive the eye.

Ancient Greek and Roman Art | explore classical Greek and Roman art with information about significant works of architecture, sculpture, vase painting, wall painting, and decorative arts objects.

Classical Architecture on the Web

The Ancient City of Athens | a photographic archive of the archaeological and architectural remains of ancient Athens.

Greek Architecture | a student site that features a brief introduction to Greek architecture.

Photography of Ancient Greece | this collection from the Getty Research Institute features approximately 200 nineteenth and early twentieth-century photographs of ancient Greek and Roman architecture.

Roman Architecture | a study of Roman architecture in Tarraco and Catalonia is provided by Museu Nacional Arqueològic de Tarragona.

Thais | visit forty centuries of architecture including ancient egyptian, greek, islamic, and romanesque.

Art Through the Ages

A classic reference for the study of the history of art and architecture, complete with a history of the artists and their works, as well as styles and stylistic change.

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Ancient Art and Art History
Ancient Greek Art
Ancient Roman Art
Art Speak - Ancient Art
Books on Architecture