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  • Title: Blake's Job: William Blake's Illustrations of the Book of Job
  • Author: William Blake
  • ISBN: 9780870570964
  • Page: 306
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 22 engravings reproduced from proofs of the first edition and interpreted by a renowned Blake scholar.
    Blake s Job William Blake s Illustrations of the Book of Job engravings reproduced from proofs of the first edition and interpreted by a renowned Blake scholar

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    1. This is fabulous Rarely have I seen such beauty and power in drawings The illustrations were of the biblical book of Job A book that deserves to be read in itself There s simply one word to describe this work by William Blake and that s outstanding 5 stars Wish there were 50 that I could give.

    2. Parece que en estos tiempos que corren en Espa a se le est dando el reconocimiento que merece a la figura de William Blake, tanto en su vertiente de poeta como en la de artista Atalanta lleva ya un tiempo poniendo a disposici n del lector espa ol la obra de Blake con libros como Ocho ensayos sobre William Blakeo la tit nica empresa de los dos vol menes de los Libros Prof ticos Esta vez le ha tocado a La Felguera Editores dar el paso al frente en la reivindicaci n de William Blake y para ello han [...]

    3. This is an awesome book, and on so many levels that it just blows me away first, I mean if there s a book of the bible you want the illustrations to it is definitely the Book of Job Lots of blisters, rodents, dying sheep and stomping on mantels to work with, and Blake works it And in a surprisingly DIY fanzine personal and compelling style of drawing with the handwritten bible text in Blake s schoolboy handwriting further enhancing the weird feeling that this may actually be an art school hipste [...]

    4. from the preface Publisher s Note the time Blake produced the first complete set of watercolors illustrating the Book of Job ca 1818 , the subject had been in his consciousness for over thirty years, and toward the end of this period he had, like Job, gone through considerable trial After the failure of his exhibition of 1809, upon which he had pinned great hopes, the artist had sunk into a long period of almost total obscurity, neglect and indigency It was only in 1818, when Blake made the acqu [...]

    5. From S Foster Damon s commentary for illustration XIV When the morning Stars sang together, all the Sons of God shouted for joy The mystical ecstasy is a state of knowledge as well as emotion, but the knowledge is usually so profound as to be incommunicable afterward Blake, however, possessed two arts with which to capture and define the wisdom obtained from such experience The vision of the universe, which appears in this illustration, is an aspect of Job s experience with the Whirlwind This un [...]

    6. Una aut ntica obra maestra en la que Blake muestra todo su potencial como artista visionario Sus ilustraciones muestran una visi n muy personal del Libro de Job, en la que se resume la visi n sobre el sentimiento religioso del gran ilustrador y poeta ingl s Un compendio de su relectura gn stica de la Biblia, donde la gnosis se adquiere a trav s de la imaginaci n art stica La edici n de La Felguera es una delicia, con la que se pueden saborear en todo su esplendor la obra p stuma de Blake.

    7. William Blake s Book of JobBlake s Job is at the center of God s casual wrath, but Job will not be silenced until he is heard.

    8. This was like reading the graphic novel version of the Book of Job I think I would enjoy having the rest of the bible done in this manner The illustrations are lovely

    9. Beautiful illustrations to the book of Job, marvelously explicated by a brilliant Blake scholar, S Foster Damon.

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