Songs of Innocence
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."
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Stevil2001 - LibraryThing
I liked the pictures in Songs of Experience better than those in Songs of Innocence-- at least in the originals used for my Dover facsimile edition, the colors are much richer and darker. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Jakeofalltrades - LibraryThing
The first poetry book I bought of my own free will. I bought it since it had "The Tyger" included in it, as well as the illustrations. The text on the plates of the illustrations are hard to read, but ... Read full review