A Writer's Bookshelf: Favourite Pictorial Reference Books

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A Writer's Bookshelf: Favourite Pictorial Reference Books

Postby Unna » 27 Mar 2009, 12:23

I started this thread because I find that books of photos of particular types of places often help me describe things I am trying to imagine but feeling some difficulty getting the vision to come clear. Since my writing is mostly fantasy, I like to use books with landscapes and urban environments too. Please add yours!

These are books I like because browsing through them can help me create a specific type of place in my mind. It helps sharpen the inner eye of vision, and can help you describe a place you have already invented (or... a place you are writing about or referencing but can't visualise or have forgotten).

Sacred Earth: Places of Peace and Power by Martin Gray (9781402747373) Lots of fantastic pictures, landscapes and descriptions.
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