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William Blake's innovations in engraving techniques brought about his brilliant synthesis of visual and poetic art and signaled the beginning of his famous "Illuminated Books," of which the Songs of Innocence was the first and most popular. Unfortunately, Blake's vision is generally known to the world in amputated form: because of the difficulty and expense of reproducing his original conception, most editions of Blake's work offer only the printed text, with no trace of the visual counterpart so essential to his "System."

This new, facsimile edition of the Songs of Innocence reproduces Blake's color plates in a fashion which the artist himself would have approved. The 31 plates—printed on facing pages which are the same size of Blake's own first edition—offer one of the more brightly colored versions of this significant volume, no two copies of which are the same. As a special aid to readers, a typographical reprint of the text of poems follows the plates. Such classic "songs" as "The Lamb" and "The Chimney Sweeper" are now accessible to all in the symbiotic union of poem and picture that is crucial to a total understating of Blake's mind and art.

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The first and most popular of Blake's famous "Illuminated Books," in a facsimile edition reproducing all 31 brightly colored plates. Additional printed text of each poem.

Synopsis:

The first and most popular of Blake's famous "Illuminated Books," in a facsimile edition reproducing all 31 brightly colored plates. Additional printed text of each poem. "The colors are lovely, the book is a joy." — Kliatt Paperback Book Guide.

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ISBN:
9780486227641
Author:
Blake, William
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Individual Artist
Subject:
Fine Arts
Subject:
Printmaking
Subject:
Blake, William
Subject:
Individual Artists - General
Subject:
Art - Artists
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Fine Art, History of Art
Series Volume:
v. 61
Publication Date:
19710601
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
7 x 5.25 in 0.23 lb

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The first and most popular of Blake's famous "Illuminated Books," in a facsimile edition reproducing all 31 brightly colored plates. Additional printed text of each poem.
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The first and most popular of Blake's famous "Illuminated Books," in a facsimile edition reproducing all 31 brightly colored plates. Additional printed text of each poem. "The colors are lovely, the book is a joy." — Kliatt Paperback Book Guide.

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