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The Book of Urizen: A Facsimile in Full Color

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Publisher Comments:

The richly illuminated works of William Blake—poet, prophet, and artist—have fascinated readers since the late eighteenth century. In majestic verse illustrated with his own hand-colored plates, the poet explored profound and mystical themes, including the relationship between God and man and the concept of life as a journey toward spiritual self-knowledge.

One of Blake's most interesting and powerful creations, The Book of Urizen represents a parody of the book of Genesis, in which the righteous figure of God is replaced by that of Urizen, the "dark power" and obstacle to spiritual life. With "the voice of honest indignation," Blake compels readers to recognize and overcome their inner adversary in order to rise to higher levels of perception.

Incredibly beautiful in its combination of words and pictures, The Book of Urizen boasts some of Blake's most magnificent designs, rich in energy and monumental grandeur. For any lover of Blake, this edition represents an inexpensive opportunity to enjoy one of his finest works, including full-color reproductions of the poet's distinctive hand-colored plates and a printed transcription of the poem.

Dover (1997) unabridged republication of the plates from the facsimile edition published by The Trianon Press, Paris, for the William Blake Trust, London, 1958.

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

One of Blake's most interesting and powerful creations — a parody of the book of Genesis in which the righteous figure of God is replaced by that of Urizen, the "dark power." Included are 27 hand-colored plates rich in energy and monumental grandeur, along with a printed transcription of the poem.

About the Author

Painter, printer, and poet, William Blake (1757-1827) was a master at expressing great literature through his art. Perhaps the finest engraver in English history, Blake's illuminated books — filled with sketches and watercolors that boggle the mind with their beauty and detail — are as sought after today as they were over a hundred years ago.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486298016
Author:
Blake, William
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
Mineola, N.Y. :
Subject:
Individual Artist
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Creation
Subject:
Fine Arts
Subject:
Fall of man
Subject:
Illumination of books and manuscripts, English.
Subject:
Individual Artists - General
Subject:
Fall of man -- Poetry.
Subject:
Creation -- Poetry.
Subject:
Anthologies-United Kingdom Poetry
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Fine Art, History of Art
Series Volume:
105-15
Publication Date:
19970731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
7 x 5.25 in 0.15 lb

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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.
"Synopsis" by ,
One of Blake's most interesting and powerful creations — a parody of the book of Genesis in which the righteous figure of God is replaced by that of Urizen, the "dark power." Included are 27 hand-colored plates rich in energy and monumental grandeur, along with a printed transcription of the poem.
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