A Writer's Bookshelf: Favourite Pictorial Reference Books

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A Writer's Bookshelf: Favourite Pictorial Reference Books

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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.

You should do things because they're right. Not because gods say so. They might say something different another time. (Terry Pratchett, Small Gods)
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