William Blake - Visionary Edina Adam, Julian Brooks

Publication date:
04 Aug 2020
Getty Publications
160 pages: 250 x 200 x 15mm

William Blake (1757-1827) is a universal artist - an inspiration to musicians, poets, performers, and visual artists worldwide. By combining his poetry and images on the page through radical printing techniques, Blake created some of the most striking and enduring images in art. His personal struggles in a period of political terror and oppression; creativity, inventiveness, and technical innovation; and vision and political commitment keep his work relevant today. Featuring over 130 color images, this accessible yet comprehensive introduction to Blake's achievements and ambition includes discussions of his legacy in America; relationship to the medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque artists who preceded him; visionary imagination; and unparalleled skill as a printmaker.

Edina Adam is assistant curator of drawings at the J. Paul Getty Museum.|Julian Brooks is senior curator and head of the Department of Drawings at the J. Paul Getty Museum. He is the author of many|books, most recently 'The Lure of Italy: Artists' Views' (Getty Publications, 2017) and 'Andrea del Sarto: The Renaissance Workshop in Action' (Getty Publications, 2015).|Matthew Hargraves is chief curator of art collections and head of collections information and access at the Yale Center for British|Art and has written many books on British romanticism.