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Never before have angel-icons from the early Middle Ages in the East and the West through to the Orthodox Church art of modern times been presented in such a compact form with lavish pictorial material. The most important works of art of the great and mighty cathedrals, monasteries and museums of the world: Rome, Constantinople, Sinai, Athos, Athens, Venice, Paris, Moscow, etc. alongside a selection of previously unpublished works of art which contribute new and interesting additions to this collection. The book has a comprehensive bibliography and comments with useful references for more in-depth research.



The Power of God's

by Ivan Bentchev






8 7/16 x 11 in.

21,5 x 28 cm

240 pages

Over 250 full colour illustrations




Old Testament and the Angels

Angel-Icons in the New Testament

Angels in Scenes from the New Testament and Chruch Festivals

Allegoric-emblematic Angel-Icons

Madonnas with Angels

Saints with Angels




Ivan Bentchev, born 1944 in Lovetch, Bulgaria, studied at the Academy of Art in Cracow, Poland, in the fild of restauration.

1972: diploma and master's dissertation. He subsequently moved to Germany and studied History of Art and Slavic language and literature at the University of Bonn.

Since 1973, he has been active in the preservation of monuments in the German Rhineland.

He is the author of numerous publications on Western and Eastern European art.