Cherubs: Angels of Loveby Alexander Nagel
A beloved subject of Raphael and Botticelli, of Victorian valentines, and/i>
With a definitive text and gorgeous color reproductions, Cherubs celebrates the beloved, pudgy, rosy-cheeked cherub. Whether infant angel or mythological cupid, these legendary creatures have charmed humans since ancient times with their innocent faces and toddler merriment.
A beloved subject of Raphael and Botticelli, of Victorian valentines, and ubiquitous in modern decoration, the image of the cherub has evolved through the centuries and its popularity continues to soar. This book offers flocks of cherubs from every era of history, complete with a luxurious package offering such surprises as a removable valentine, a pop-up page, movable acetates, and a gatefold spread. Alexander Nagel's authoritative introduction explores the universality of this figure in popular culture from the perspective of an art historian. Literary quotations enliven nearly every page, and an exhaustive backmatter section that includes sources, enables readers to seek out cherubs of every variety.
- Little, Brown and Company
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- Product dimensions:
- 10.96(w) x 11.52(h) x 0.78(d)
- Age Range:
- 13 Years
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