• Art

William Blake

The Complete Illuminated Books
Author: William Blake,David Bindman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500600252
Category: Art
Page: 480
View: 6833
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.

    • Poetry

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
ISBN: N.A
Category: Poetry
Page: 416
View: 9142
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.

    • Literary Criticism

The Complete Poetry and Prose of William Blake


Author: William Blake
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520256378
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 990
View: 1344
Critical commentary illuminating Blake's allusions and references accompanies the texts of his poetic and prose works.

    • Fiction

Delphi Complete Works of William Blake (Illustrated)


Author: William Blake
Publisher: Delphi Classics
ISBN: 1908909749
Category: Fiction
Page: 3491
View: 1200
The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature's finest poets, with superior formatting. This monumental volume presents for the first time ever the complete works of William Blake, featuring all of the poetry and the entire corpus of engravings and paintings, as well as the usual Delphi bonus material. (58MB Version 1) Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles * Beautifully illustrated with numerous images relating to Blake's life and works * Concise introductions to the poetry and other works * Images of how the poetry books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the poems * Famous poetry collections like SONGS OF INNOCENCE are fully illustrated with the text * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry * Easily locate the poems you want to read * Includes a special 'Plates' section with Blake's complete engravings, paintings and illustrations - spend hours exploring Blake's artistic genius in over 1,100 images! * Features two biographies - discover Blake's literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres CONTENTS: The Poetry and Prose Books POETICAL SKETCHES AN ISLAND IN THE MOON ALL RELIGIONS ARE ONE THERE IS NO NATURAL RELIGION TIRIEL SONGS OF INNOCENCE THE BOOK OF THEL THE MARRIAGE OF HEAVEN AND HELL THE FRENCH REVOLUTION VISIONS OF THE DAUGHTERS OF ALBION AMERICA A PROPHECY EUROPE A PROPHECY THE FIRST BOOK OF URIZEN SONGS OF EXPERIENCE THE BOOK OF LOS THE SONG OF LOS THE BOOK OF AHANIA THE FOUR ZOAS MILTON A POEM JERUSALEM: THE EMANATION OF THE GIANT ALBION SONGS AND BALLADS FROM BLAKE'S NOTEBOOK (1793) SATIRIC VERSES AND EPIGRAMS FROM BLAKE'S NOTEBOOK UNCOLLECTED WORKS The Poems LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Plates CATALOGUE OF VISUAL WORKS The Biographies WILLIAM BLAKE by Irene Langridge WILLIAM BLAKE by Charles Gardner

    • Art

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: 3804
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.

    • Poetry

Songs of Innocence and Experience


Author: William Blake
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 9780785825142
Category: Poetry
Page: 128
View: 7011
This compact hardcover edition of William Blake's classic Songs of Innocence and of Experience is the perfect size for students and collectors of classic poetry. The lovely cover illustration shows a painting from Blake's era, the mid-1700's, and each page is designed as the author designed it centuries ago, in its handwritten text atop illustration. Wiliam Blake, the artist, writer, and Romantic visionary who went largely unrecognized ruing his lifetime, is now hailed as one of Britain's greatest creative geniuses. The Songs of Innocence and of Experience contain some of Blake's best-loved poems and form a stirring, poignant reflection on the range of human experience from childhood to adulthood. This edition reproduces the complete collection in the original illuminated manuscript form. The combination of text and image, sometimes tightly interwoven, is typical of Blake's remarkable, individual style, in which the artist and his creations form the bridge between poles of being, between innocence and experience. The Songs of Innocence: The Shepherd The Echoing Green The Lamb The Little Black Boy The Blossom The Chimney Sweeper The Little Boy Lost The Little Boy Found Laughing Song A Cradle Song The Divine Image Holy Thursday Night Spring Nurse's Song Infant Joy A Dream On Another's Sorrow The Songs of Experience: Earth's Answer The Clod and the Pebble Holy Thursday The Little Girl Lost The Little Girl Found The Chimney Sweeper Nurse's Song The Sick Rose The Fly The Angel The Tyger My Pretty Rose Tree Ah! Sun-Flower The Lily The Garden of Love The Little Vagabond London The Human Abstract Infant Sorrow A Poison Tree A Little Boy Lost A Little Girl Lost To Tirzah The Schoolboy The Voice of the Ancient Bard

    • Art

Blake's Illustrations for the Book of Job


Author: William Blake
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486287652
Category: Art
Page: 60
View: 5371
21 watercolors interpreting the great biblical book and its theme of unmerited suffering. Also presented here are 11 additional watercolors, plus 28 black-and-white illustrations, including 21 extraordinary engravings based on the watercolors.

    • Art

The Urizen Books


Author: William Blake
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 231
View: 2999
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.

    • Art

The Book of Urizen

A Facsimile in Full Color
Author: William Blake
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486145344
Category: Art
Page: 48
View: 855
Blake's powerful parody of the book of Genesis. Full-color reproductions of 27 hand-colored plates rich in energy and monumental grandeur. Printed transcription of poem.

    • Artists

Eternity's Sunrise

The Imaginative World of William Blake
Author: Leo Damrosch
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300200676
Category: Artists
Page: 344
View: 1429
In this richly illustrated portrait, a prize-winning biographer surveys the entire sweep of William Blake s creative work while telling the story of his life "

William Blake

Dante's Divine Comedy
Author: Sebastian Schütze,Maria Antonietta Terzoli
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783836568630
Category:
Page: 464
View: 709
Imagination Ablaze William Blake's spectacular illustrations for "The Divine Comedy" Celebrated around the world as a literary monument, The Divine Comedy, completed in 1321 and written by Dante Alighieri (1265-1321), is widely considered the greatest work ever composed in the Italian language. The epic poem describes Dante's journey through Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven, representing, on a deeper level, the soul's path towards salvation. In the last few years of his life, Romantic poet and artist William Blake (1757-1827) produced 102 illustrations for Dante's masterwork, from pencil sketches to finished watercolors. Like Dante's sweeping poem, Blake's drawings range from scenes of infernal suffering to celestial light, from horrifying human disfigurement to the perfection of physical form. While faithful to the text, Blake also brought his own perspective to some of Dante's central themes. Today, Blake's illustrations, left in various stages of completion at the time of his death, are dispersed among seven different institutions. This TASCHEN edition brings these works together again, alongside key excerpts from Dante's masterpiece. Two introductory essays consider Dante and Blake, as well as other major artists who have been inspired by The Divine Comedy, including Sandro Botticelli, Michelangelo, Eug�ne Delacroix, Gustave Dor�, and Auguste Rodin. With a close reading of Blake's illustrations, and many close-ups to allow the most delicate of details to dazzle, this is a breathtaking encounter with two of the finest artistic talents in history, as well as with such universal themes as love, guilt, punishment, revenge, and redemption.

    • Art

William Blake's Divine Comedy Illustrations

102 Full-Color Plates
Author: William Blake
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048613377X
Category: Art
Page: 112
View: 5336
Commissioned in 1824 — just three years before his death — Blake's sublime watercolors are peerless interpretations of Dante's vision of Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven and range from finished pieces to rough sketches.

The Book of Urizen


Author: William Blake
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 62
View: 4258

Songs of Innocence

Songs of Experience
Author: William Blake
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781534689459
Category:
Page: 76
View: 7601
Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience By William Blake Songs of Innocence and of Experience is an illustrated collection of poems by William Blake. It appeared in two phases. A few first copies were printed and illuminated by William Blake himself in 1789; five years later he bound these poems with a set of new poems in a volume titled Songs of Innocence and of Experience Showing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul. "Innocence" and "Experience" are definitions of consciousness that rethink Milton's existential-mythic states of "Paradise" and the "Fall." Blake's categories are modes of perception that tend to coordinate with a chronology that would become standard in Romanticism: childhood is a state of protected innocence rather than original sin, but not immune to the fallen world and its institutions. This world sometimes impinges on childhood itself, and in any event becomes known through "experience," a state of being marked by the loss of childhood vitality, by fear and inhibition, by social and political corruption, and by the manifold oppression of Church, State, and the ruling classes. The volume's "Contrary States" are sometimes signalled by patently repeated or contrasted titles: in Innocence, Infant Joy, in Experience, Infant Sorrow; in Innocence, The Lamb, in Experience, The Fly and The Tyger. The stark simplicity of poems such as The Chimney Sweeper and The Little Black Boy display Blake's acute sensibility to the realities of poverty and exploitation that accompanied the "Dark Satanic Mills" of the Industrial Revolution. CONTENTS SONGS OF INNOCENCE Introduction The Shepherd The Echoing Green The Lamb The Little Black Boy The Blossom The Chimney-Sweeper The Little Boy Lost The Little Boy Found Laughing Song A Cradle Song The Divine Image Holy Thursday Night Spring Nurse's Song Infant Joy A Dream On Another's Sorrow SONGS OF EXPERIENCE Introduction Earth's Answer The Clod and the Pebble Holy Thursday The Little Girl Lost The Little Girl Found The Chimney-Sweeper Nurse's Song The Sick Rose The Fly The Angel The Tiger My Pretty Rose Tree Ah, Sunflower The Lily The Garden of Love The Little Vagabond London The Human Abstract Infant Sorrow A Poison Tree A Little Boy Lost A Little Girl Lost A Divine Image A Cradle Song The Schoolboy To Tirzah The Voice of the Ancient Bard

    • Art

The Continental Prophecies


Author: William Blake
Publisher: Princeton Univ Department of Art &
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 367
View: 3726
"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.


    • Poetry

Collected Poems


Author: William Blake,William Butler Yeats
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415289849
Category: Poetry
Page: 256
View: 1219
William Blake is a poet without parallel, who remains a source of wisdom and inspiration to countless individuals throughout the world. This selection was commissioned in 1905 by the firm of George Routledge from W.B. Yeats, who had previously been one of the pioneer editors of Blake's prophetic books. Yeats, one of the few poets whose work could be compared with that of Blake, prepared a unique selection of his poetic and prose writings. There is no better way to encounter the work of one poetic genius than as it is presented by another, and Yeats understood Blake in a way few others did.

Illustrations of the Book of Job


Author: William Blake
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781722204044
Category:
Page: 54
View: 3880
Illustrations of The Book of Job by William Blake. Illustrations of the Book of Job Invented and Engraved by William Blake. William Blake's Illustrations of the Book of Job primarily refers to a series of twenty-two engraved prints (published 1826) by Blake illustrating the biblical Book of Job. It also refers to two earlier sets of watercolours by Blake on the same subject (1806 and 1821). The engraved Illustrations are considered to be Blake's greatest masterpieces in the medium of engraving, and were also a rare commercial and critical success for Blake. The Book of Job was an important influence upon Blake's writings and art; Blake apparently identified with Job, as he spent his lifetime unrecognized and impoverished. Harold Bloom has interpreted Blake's most famous lyric, The Tyger, as a revision of God's rhetorical questions in the Book of Job concerning Behemoth and Leviathan. Blake also depicted the story of Job throughout his career as an artist. The song of Enion in Night the Second of The Four Zoas also demonstrates that Blake identified with Job.

    • Literary Criticism

The Complete Poems


Author: William Blake,Alicia Ostriker
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0140422153
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 1071
View: 8453
Presents the complete poems of eighteenth-century English poet William Blake, and includes textual notes, a glossary of proper names, brief biographical information about Blake, and a table of relevant dates.

    • Literary Collections

The Portable Blake

Selected and Arranged with an Introduction by Alfred Kazin
Author: William Blake,Alfred Kazin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780140150261
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 713
View: 8360
A collection of the poetry, prose, and art of the English mystic, accompanied by a biographical sketch