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by Marco Bussagli

Angels Synopsis

From the same series as Abrams' successful Saints: A Year in Faith and Art comes Angels , with representations of these celestial heralds from early Christian mosaics to the paintings of Marc Chagall. Art historian Marco Bussagli has organised 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 Revelation; each episode is accompanied by the relevant chapter and verse, along with a brief text explaining how the work of art fits into the iconography of the time. In addition to lesser-known works, Bussagli has included favourites such as Michelangelo's Creation of Man in the Sistine Chapel , Lorenzo Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise , and Rembrandt's Sacrifice of Isaac . Here are angels as assistants, messengers, punishers, soldiers, rebels and saviours, assembled for the delectation and delight of both scholars and believers.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780810994362
Publication date: 7th September 2007
Author: Marco Bussagli
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. an imprint of Abrams
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 780 pages
Categories: Art styles not defined by date, Religious subjects depicted in art,

About Marco Bussagli

Marco Bussagli is an art history professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, where he lives. He has written several books in Italian on the representation of angels in art, and he has been a regular contributor to the Italian Encyclopedia Institute since 1985.

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