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 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

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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.

The Complete Poetry and Prose of William Blake

Author: William Blake

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520256378

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 990

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

Delphi Complete Works of William Blake (Illustrated)

Author: William Blake

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 1908909749

Category: Fiction

Page: 3491

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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

Songs of Innocence and Experience

Author: William Blake

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 9780785825142

Category: Poetry

Page: 128

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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

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

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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 Urizen Books

Author: William Blake

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 231

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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.

Songs of Innocence

Author: William Blake

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486122239

Category: Poetry

Page: 80

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This hardcover gift edition comprises the complete contents of Songs of Innocence, in addition to nine poems from Songs of Experience. Seven color and numerous black-and-white line illustrations grace the text.

Eternity's Sunrise

The Imaginative World of William Blake

Author: Leo Damrosch

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300200676

Category: Artists

Page: 344

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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 "

Songs of Experience

Facsimile Reproduction with 26 Plates in Full Color

Author: William Blake

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486140075

Category: Art

Page: 48

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This facsimile of Blake's original "Illuminated Book" reproduces 26 full-color plates from a rare 1826 edition. Includes "The Tyger," "London," "Holy Thursday," and other immortal poems.

William Blake

Dante's Divine Comedy

Author: Sebastian Schütze,Maria Antonietta Terzoli

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783836568630

Category:

Page: 464

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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.

William Blake and the Age of Aquarius

Author: Stephen F. Eisenman,Mark Crosby,Elizabeth Ferrell

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 069117525X

Category: Art

Page: 232

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William Blake and the Age of Aquarius / by Stephen F. Eisenman -- Prophets, madmen, and millenarians: Blake and the (counter)culture of the 1790s / by Mark Crosby -- William Blake on the West Coast / Elizabeth Ferrell -- William Blake and art against surveillance / Jacob Henry Leveton -- Building Golgonooza in the Age of Aquarius / John Murphy -- "My teacher in all things": Sendak, Blake, and the visual language of childhood / Mark Crosby -- Blake then and now / W.J.T. Mitchell

Life of William Blake

With Selections from His Poems and Other Writings

Author: Alexander Gilchrist

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Artists

Page: N.A

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Blake

Author: Peter Ackroyd

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 399

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Provides an incisive portrait of William Blake that reassesses the true nature of the life and art of the enigmatic poet, painter, and engraver and places Blake and his unique, mystical art within the context of eighteenth-century thought

Illustrations of the Book of Job

Author: William Blake

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781722204044

Category:

Page: 54

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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.

The Book of Ahania (Illuminated Manuscript with the Original Illustrations of William Blake)

Author: William Blake

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8074844153

Category: Poetry

Page: 4

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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Book of Ahania (Illuminated Manuscript with the Original Illustrations of William Blake)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Book of Ahania is one of the English poet William Blake's prophetic books. It was published in 1795, illustrated by Blake's own plates. The poem of the book consists of six chapters. The content concerns Fuzon, a son of Urizen, a Zoa or major aspect in Blake's mythology. Ahania of the title is Urizen's female counterpart. William Blake was a poet, painter, visionary mystic, and engraver. During his life the prophetic message of his writings were understood by few and misunderstood by many. However Blake is now widely admired for his soulful originality and lofty imagination. The poetry of William Blake is far reaching in its scope and range of experience. The poems of William Blake can offer a profound symbolism and also a delightful childlike innocence. Whatever the inner meaning of Blake’s poetry we can easily appreciate the beautiful language and lyrical quality of his poetic vision.

Collected Poems

Author: William Blake,William Butler Yeats

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415289849

Category: Poetry

Page: 256

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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.

Milton, a poem

Author: William Blake

Publisher: Lindhardt og Ringhof

ISBN: 9176394042

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Milton is an epic poem by William Blake, written and illustrated between 1804 and 1810. Its hero is John Milton, who returns from Heaven and unites with Blake to explore the relationship between living writers and their predecessors, and to undergo a mystical journey to correct his own spiritual errors.