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Angels by Marco Bussagli
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This is one of my favorite books in my art history collection. This book is like a little jewel, beautifully designed both inside and out. Every page is rich with color; paintings from across history have been faithfully reproduced with accompanying stories and tidbits that entertain and inform nearly as much as the images and add another dimension to what the viewer is seeing. This book is such a wonderful resource for portraying angels in every form: from the delicately feminine to powerful masculine warriors with wings like eagles (my personal fave), it is well represented here.
The book also looks gorgeous on a shelf, too, with its silver leaf-like cover.
I used this book nonstop while I was working on my debut novel, Psyche's Gate, not so much for "read" information but more for fabulous visual stimulation. I completely adore the Guardian Angel painting by Matteo Loves ( c. 1660)...so much that I used the image as a model for a character illustration of my warrior angel Alexius and the child he will have with his human companion, Psyche.
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