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The last volumes in the series of William Blake's Illuminated Books reveal the writer and artist as a prophet driven by a sense of apocalyptic urgency. Blake conceived and executed The Continental Prophecies and The Urizen Books in the early 1790s, capturing the intellectual and spiritual turmoil of the American and French revolutions. Here, for the first time, the general reader will encounter Blake's most intense vision in reproductions that do justice to the originals, accompanied by texts, comprehensive notes and commentaries, and detailed interpretations of the designs.

The Continental Prophecies, which comprises "America," "Europe," and "The Song of Los," presents Blake's critical reckoning with the history of his own times. Marked by a particularly close integration of word and image, the books form a mythical plot from historical events and criticize the intricate structure of social oppression that the author attributes to organized state religion. Each of the three books attempts to point a way toward the process of millennial liberation.

These volumes complete the six-part series of William Blake's Illuminated Books, including Jerusalem, Songs of Innocence and of Experience (now available in paperback), The Early Illuminated Books, and Milton, A Poem, all published by Princeton University Press.

Synopsis:

The last volumes in the series of William Blake's Illuminated Books reveal the writer and artist as a prophet driven by a sense of apocalyptic urgency. Blake conceived and executed The Continental Prophecies and The Urizen Books in the early 1790s, capturing the intellectual and spiritual turmoil of the American and French revolutions. Here, for the first time, the general reader will encounter Blake's most intense vision in reproductions that do justice to the originals, accompanied by texts, comprehensive notes and commentaries, and detailed interpretations of the designs.

The Continental Prophecies, which comprises "America," "Europe," and "The Song of Los," presents Blake's critical reckoning with the history of his own times. Marked by a particularly close integration of word and image, the books form a mythical plot from historical events and criticize the intricate structure of social oppression that the author attributes to organized state religion. Each of the three books attempts to point a way toward the process of millennial liberation.

These volumes complete the six-part series of William Blake's Illuminated Books, including Jerusalem, Songs of Innocence and of Experience (now available in paperback), The Early Illuminated Books, and Milton, A Poem, all published by Princeton University Press.

Table of Contents

America, a prophecy — Europe, a prophecy — The song of Los.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691036748
Editor:
Blake, William
Editor:
Dorrbecker, Detlef W.
Editor:
Worrall, David
Author:
Blake, William
Author:
Dorrbecker, D. W.
Author:
Dorrbecker, Detlef W.
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Location:
Princeton
Subject:
Individual Artist
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Illumination of books and manuscripts
Subject:
Prophecies
Subject:
Blake, William
Subject:
Facsimiles
Subject:
Manuscripts, English
Subject:
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Englis
Subject:
Illumination of books and manuscripts, English.
Subject:
Art and architecture
Subject:
British literature.
Subject:
Literature: Primary Works and Letters
Subject:
Individual Artists - General
Subject:
Manuscripts
Subject:
Manuscripts, English -- Facsimiles.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Blake's Illuminated Books
Series Volume:
0004
Publication Date:
July 1995
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
58 color plates, 20 bandw illus.
Pages:
372
Dimensions:
12 x 8 in

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"Synopsis" by , The last volumes in the series of William Blake's Illuminated Books reveal the writer and artist as a prophet driven by a sense of apocalyptic urgency. Blake conceived and executed The Continental Prophecies and The Urizen Books in the early 1790s, capturing the intellectual and spiritual turmoil of the American and French revolutions. Here, for the first time, the general reader will encounter Blake's most intense vision in reproductions that do justice to the originals, accompanied by texts, comprehensive notes and commentaries, and detailed interpretations of the designs.

The Continental Prophecies, which comprises "America," "Europe," and "The Song of Los," presents Blake's critical reckoning with the history of his own times. Marked by a particularly close integration of word and image, the books form a mythical plot from historical events and criticize the intricate structure of social oppression that the author attributes to organized state religion. Each of the three books attempts to point a way toward the process of millennial liberation.

These volumes complete the six-part series of William Blake's Illuminated Books, including Jerusalem, Songs of Innocence and of Experience (now available in paperback), The Early Illuminated Books, and Milton, A Poem, all published by Princeton University Press.

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