Divine Images

The Life and Work of William Blake

Jason Whittaker

Divine Images

Jason Whittaker

Distributed for Reaktion Books

352 pages | 90 color plates, 20 halftones | 7 1/4 x 9 3/4
Cloth $35.00 ISBN: 9781789142877 Will Publish December 2020 For sale in North and South America only
Although relatively obscure during his lifetime, William Blake has become one of the most popular English artists and writers, through poems such as “The Tyger” and “Jerusalem,” and images including The Ancient of Days. Less well-known is Blake’s radical religious and political temperament and that his visionary art was created to express a personal mythology that sought to recreate an entirely new approach to philosophy and art. This book examines both Blake’s visual and poetic work over his long career, from early engravings and poems to his final illustrations, to Dante and the Book of Job. Divine Images further explores Blake’s immense popular appeal and influence after his death, offering an inspirational look at a pioneering figure.
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