William Blake

The Complete Illuminated Books

Author: William Blake,David Bindman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500600252

Category: Art

Page: 480

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In his illuminated books,William Blake combined his handwritten text with his exuberant imagery on pages the like of which had not been seen since the great decorated books of the Middle Ages. To read such books as Jerusalem, America and Songs of Innocence and of Experience in cold letterpress bears no comparison to seeing and reading them as Blake conceived them, infused with his sublime and exhilarating colours. At times tiny figures and forms dance among the lines of the text, flames appear to burn up the page, and dense passages of Biblical-sounding text are brought to a jarring halt by startling images of death, destruction and liberation. This edition, produced together with The William Blake Trust, contains all the pages of Blakes twenty or so illuminated books reproduced in true size, an appendix with all Blakes text set in type and an introduction by the noted Blake scholar, David Bindman. They can at last become part of the lives of all lovers of art and poetry.

The Complete Illuminated Books of William Blake (Unabridged - With All The Original Illustrations)

Author: William Blake

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 807484403X

Category: Art

Page: 100

View: 6238

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Illuminated Books of William Blake (Unabridged - With All The Original Illustrations)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Taking his inspiration from the illuminated manuscripts of the middle ages, Blake invented the process of creating Illuminated Books. Between 1788 and early 1795 Blake published a series of fifteen Illuminated Books. He returned to creating Illuminated Books in 1804 when he began work on Milton (finished in 1808 or later) and Jerusalem. Blake committed himself in the minute particulars of producing his Illuminated Books. The process included creating a mental image, drawing, composing the design and poetry of the plate, engraving, printing, painting, compiling and selling. From inception to final production the color copy of Jerusalem was labored over for sixteen years. William Blake (1757 – 1827) was a British poet, painter, visionary mystic, and engraver, who illustrated and printed his own books. Blake proclaimed the supremacy of the imagination over the rationalism and materialism of the 18th-century. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of both the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age.

The Illuminated Blake

All of William Blake's Illuminated Works with a Plate-by-plate Commentary

Author: William Blake,David V. Erdman

Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Anchor Press/Doubleday


Category: Poetry

Page: 416

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Reprints of the works of the English poet Blake which he wrote, illustrated, printed and published. Annotations interpret symbolism in the poetry and the paintings.

Der viktorianische Vibrator

Törichte bis tödliche Erfindungen aus dem Zeitalter der Technik

Author: Frank Patalong


ISBN: 3838721810

Category: Humor

Page: 256

View: 1767

Das frühe 20. Jahrhundert war das goldene Zeitalter der Technik: Erfinder und Tüftler warfen alles auf den Markt, was Phantasie und Produktionsmöglichkeiten hergaben. Das Tempo des Fortschritts war atemberaubend. Ob Transport, Kommunikation, Medizin oder Unterhaltung - neben vielen nützlichen Dingen dachten sich unsere Vorfahren auch eine Menge Blödsinn aus. Auf den Spuren des Fortschritts begegnen uns unglaubliche Geschichten ebenso wie haarsträubende Abenteuer. Über welche unserer heutigen technischen Errungenschaften werden wohl unsere Nachfahren eines Tages lachen? Begeben Sie sich auf eine Zeitreise der besonderen Art!


Author: Walt Whitman

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026808738


Page: 125

View: 1779

The Complete Poems

Author: William Blake

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141915714

Category: Poetry

Page: 702

View: 9227

One of the great English Romantic poets, William Blake (1757-1827) was an artist, poet, mystic and visionary. His work ranges from the deceptively simple and lyrical Songs of Innocence and their counterpoint Experience - which juxtapose poems such as 'The Lamb' and 'The Tyger', and 'The Blossom' and 'The Sick Rose' - to highly elaborate, apocalyptic works, such as The Four Zoas, Milton and Jerusalem. Throughout his life Blake drew on a rich heritage of philosophy, religion and myth, to create a poetic worlds illuminated by his spiritual and revolutionary beliefs that have fascinated, intrigued and enchanted readers for generations.

The Complete Poetry and Prose of William Blake

Author: William Blake

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520256378

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 990

View: 5776

Critical commentary illuminating Blake's allusions and references accompanies the texts of his poetic and prose works.

Songs of Innocence and of Experience

Author: William Blake,Andrew Lincoln

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691037905

Category: Poetry

Page: 209

View: 661

"The nature of William Blake's genius and of his art is most completely expressed in his Illuminated Books. In order to give full and free expression to his vision Blake invented a method of printing that enabled him to created works in which words and images combine to form pages uniquely rich in content and beautiful in form. It is only through the pages as originally conceived and published by the poet himself that Blake's meaning can be fully experienced."--Publisher's description.

William Blake: The Poems

Author: Nicholas Marsh

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137094729

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 901

William Blake was ignored in his own time. Now, however, his Songs of Innocence and Experience and 'prophetic books' are widely admired and studied. The second edition of this successful introductory text: • leads the reader into the Songs and 'prophetic books' via detailed analysis of individual poems and extracts, and now features additional insightful analyses • provides useful sections on 'Methods of Analysis' and 'Suggested Work' to aid independent study • offers expanded historical and cultural context, and an extended sample of critical views that includes discussion of the work of recent critics • provides up-to-date suggestions for further reading. William Blake: The Poems is ideal for students who are encountering the work of this major English poet for the first time. Nicholas Marsh encourages you to enjoy and explore the power and beauty of Blake's poems for yourself.

Sex Story

Eine Kulturgeschichte in Bildern

Author: Philippe Brenot,Laetitia Coryn

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641226961

Category: Art

Page: 208

View: 583

Unser Verhältnis zur Sexualität ist ständig im Fluss, doch seit Beginn der menschlichen Zivilisation bestimmt sie unser Leben und in unserem Alltag ist sie omnipräsent. Aber was wissen wir wirklich? SEX STORY wirft einen höchst vergnüglichen und informativen Blick auf die Geschichte der Sexualität: von den Anfängen der Menschheit bis zum digitalen Zeitalter, von Kleopatras exzentrischen Neigungen zum ersten Genitalpiercing im 19. Jahrhundert, von Michelangelos Homosexualität zur sexuellen Revolution der 60er und 70er Jahre des letzten Jahrhunderts. Dieses erste Comic zur Geschichte der Sexualität, eine Zusammenarbeit der jungen Illustratorin Laetitia Coryn und des Sexualwissenschaftlers und erfolgreichen Buchautors Philippe Brenot, bietet eine völlig neue Sichtweise auf das Thema: frech, faktenreich, witzig.

William Blake's Poetry

Author: Jonathan Roberts

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441182276

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 144

View: 9605

Reader's Guides provide a comprehensive starting point for any advanced student, giving an overview of the context, criticism and influence of key works. Each guide also offers students fresh critical insights and provides a practical introduction to close reading and to analysing literary language and form. They provide up-to-date, authoritative but accessible guides to the most commonly studied classic texts. William Blake is a Romantic poet who remains popular today, in part because his exceptional insight into psychological, political and social issues remains powerfully relevant. The Reader's Guide begins by introducing Blake's major themes including religious, political and social issues and then moves on to reading key works, including Songs of Innocence and Experience and The Marriage of Heaven and Hell. It offers an invaluable introduction to reading Blake's poetry and includes sections on its contexts, language and style, critical reception and adaptation and influence and finally an annotated guide to further reading./span

The Continental Prophecies

Author: William Blake

Publisher: Princeton Univ Department of Art &


Category: Art

Page: 367

View: 8376

"The nature of William Blake's genius and of his art is most completely expressed in his Illuminated Books. In order to give full and free expression to his vision Blake invented a method of printing that enabled him to created works in which words and images combine to form pages uniquely rich in content and beautiful in form. It is only through the pages as originally conceived and published by the poet himself that Blake's meaning can be fully experienced."--Publisher's description.

Blake's Poetry and Designs

Author: William Blake

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393924985

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 628

View: 7015

A collection of poems, prose, notebooks, marginalia, and letters by William Blake, accompanied by critical commentaries of selected works.

The Urizen Books

Author: William Blake

Publisher: Princeton University Press


Category: Art

Page: 231

View: 9486

Urizen, the Book of Los and Ahania set out to describe the dissemination of the autocratic mythology of Urizen, Blake's inflexibly rationalist and myopic law-giver. The message is often obscure but it is a feature of this edition that much of Blake's meaning is recovered by relating his words and images to the events and circumstances with which he and his few early readers were familiar.


Introduction by Patti Smith

Author: William Blake

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407091395

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

View: 8563

SELECTED AND INTRODUCED BY PATTI SMITH William Blake is one of Britain's most fascinating writers, who, as well as being a groundbreaking poet, is also well known as a painter, engraver, radical and mystic. Although Blake was dismissed as an eccentric by his contemporaries, his powerful and richly symbolic poetry has been a fertile source of inspiration to the many writers and artists who have followed in his footsteps. In this collection Patti Smith has collected together her personal selection of Blake's poems, including the complete poems from the famous Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience, to give a singular picture of this unique genius.

Blake: The Complete Poems

Author: W.H. Stevenson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317644360

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 960

View: 7830

William Blake (1757 - 1827) is one of the great figures in literature, by turns poet, artist and visonary. Profoundly libertarian in outlook, Blake's engagement with the issues of his day is well known and this - along with his own idiosynratic concerns - flows through his poetry and art. Like Milton before him, the prodigality of his allusions and references is little short of astonishing. Consquently, his longer viosnary poems can challege the modern reader, who will find in this avowedly open edition all they might need to interpret the poetry. W. H. Stevenson's Blake is a masterpiece of scrupulous scholarship. It is, as the editor makes clear in his introduction, 'designed to be widely, and fluently, read' and this Third Edition incorporates many changes to further that aim. Many of the headnotes have been rewritten and the footnotes updated. The full texts of the early prose tracts, All Religions are One and There is no Natural Religion, are included for the first time. In many instances, Blake's capitalisation has been restored, better to convey the expressive individuality of his writing. In addition, a full colour plate section contains a representation of Blake's most significant paintings and designs. As the 250th anniversary of his birth approaches, Blake has perhaps more readers than ever before; Blake: The Complete Poems will stand those readers, new and old, in good stead for many years to come.