This is a coffee table type hard back book, with lots of pictures. The text is about angels across various faiths and cultures, as well as in literature. Published by Pantheon Books, New York
From the front fly leaf:
"Here is a dazzling array of angels in art, folklore, literature, and scripture -- from every century and from every corner of the globe.
"...Artists have taken angels as their inspiration for centuries, as this stunning collection of paintings, drawings, and sculture attests. Greek vase drawings, Indian miniature paintings, temple and cathedral sculpture, brilliantly colored altarpieces, alchemical drawings, Blake's unforgettable illustration of Satan in his original glory -- these and other extraordinarily rich works illuminate the entire volume.
"In the wide-ranging text that accompanies the illustrations, Peter Wilson shows how angels have acted as intermediaries between the human realm and the divine not only in Judaism and Christianity, but also in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam... Excerpts from a wealth of sacred writings are included here to shed light on the way of the spiritual quest and its angelic attendants have been perceived the world over.
"A feast for the eye, _Angels_ also lifts the spirit and celebrates the universality of these winged messengers between God and man."