William Blake and the Art of Engraving

Front Cover
Pickering & Chatto, 2009 - Art - 220 pages
Sung closely examines William Blake's extant engraved copper plates and arrives at a new interpretation of his working process. Sung suggests that Blake revised and corrected his work more than was previously thought. This belies the Romantic ideal that the acts of conception and execution are simultaneous in the creative process.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


The History of the Theory of Conception and Execution
The Evidence of Copper Plates
Blakes Engraved Copper Plates

4 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information