Overview Features more than three hundred images of angels, ranging from the sculpted panels of Ghiberti to the paintings of Marc Chagall, accompanied by biblical passages and brief explanations of symbolism and meaning.
Publishers Description 'Angels' offers representations of these celestial heralds from early Christian mosaics to the paintings of Marc Chagall. Bussagli has organized the book by significant biblical events, beginning with the Creation in Genesis and ending with John the Evangelist's vision of Heaven on Earth in Revelations.
Citations And Professional Reviews Angels by Marco Bussagli has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Public Library Catalog - 12/31/2008 page 618
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 2" Width: 4.75" Height: 6.5" Weight: 2.15 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2007
Publisher Abrams Books
ISBN 0810994364 ISBN13 9780810994362
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More About Marco Bussagli
Marco Bussagli is an Italian art historian. He teaches at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome.
Great Compendium of Angel Images and Commentary Feb 27, 2010
This is a beautiful book presenting angelic images in great art.
According to the back cover there are "375 images of angels, ranging from early Christian mosaics to the paintings of Marc Chagall".
There are often a number of images devoted to a single biblical passage. For example, for Isaiah 6:1-3 there are eight 2-page spreads dealing with eight works of art.
The first two pages on a passage include the verses referred to along with a short description of how the angels referred to in the passage are depicted in the work of art shown. Then each additional two page spread focuses on how the different works of art present angelic beings referred to in the passage.
This book is a great reference to biblical passages dealing with angels as well as giving a brief treatment of 375 works of art that present angels in a biblical context. Book passages and art refer to:
Genesis (pp. 10-193) Exodus (pp. 194-209) Numbers (pp. 210-217) Joshua (pp. 218-223) Judges (pp. 224-227) 1 Samuel (pp. 228-231) 2 Samuel (pp. 232-237) 1 Kings (pp. 238-257) 2 Kings (pp. 258-263) Tobit (pp. 264-307) Judith (pp. 308-311) 2 Maccabees (pp. 312-313) Job (pp. 314-321) Psalms (pp. 322-371) Proverbs (pp. 372-375) Wisdom (pp. 376-379) Isaiah (pp. 380-395) Ezekiel (pp. 396-427) The Prayer of Azariah (pp. 428-433) Daniel (pp. 434-441) Bel (pp. 442-445) Zechariah (pp. 446-447) Matthew (pp. 448-531) Mark (pp. 534-553) Luke (pp. 554-667) John (pp. 668-677) Acts (pp. 678-685) Ephesians (pp. 686-691) Colossians (pp. 692-697) 1 Peter (pp. 698-699) 2 Peter (pp. 700-711) Revelation (pp. 712-765)
One wishes for a larger format version, but this a great "pocket" (though not in weight!) version for easy reference. The binding looks sturdy, but the weight of the book will undoubtedly put stress on it.
This is a "must have" for anyone interested in studying about or understanding the biblical presentation of angels.