For Children: The Gates of Paradise (Illuminated Manuscript with the Original Illustrations of William Blake)

For Children: The Gates of Paradise (Illuminated Manuscript with the Original Illustrations of William Blake)

by William Blake
     
 

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First published in a limited run in 1793. He later changed the title to For the Sexes: The Gates of Paradise, and added

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This carefully crafted ebook: “For Children: The Gates of Paradise (Illuminated Manuscript with the Original Illustrations of William Blake)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.

First published in a limited run in 1793. He later changed the title to For the Sexes: The Gates of Paradise, and added several more drawings as well as a preface and concluding verse, publishing this version in 1818.The seventeen emblematic drawings and their commentaries depict the life of man from birth to death: passage through the four elements (water, earth, wind and fire), hatching as a child from the "mundane shell," encountering women ("What are these! Alas! the Female Martyr, Is She also the Divine Image?"), reaching for the moon of love ("I want, I want"), falling into Time's Ocean.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788074844133
Publisher:
e-artnow Editions
Publication date:
08/20/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
45
File size:
2 MB

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