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For the Sexes: the Gates of Paradise (Illuminated Manuscript with the Original Illustrations of William Blake) von Blake, William (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 20.08.2013
  • Verlag: e-artnow Editions
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For the Sexes: the Gates of Paradise (Illuminated Manuscript with the Original Illustrations of William Blake)

This carefully crafted ebook: ",For the Sexes: 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.The Gates of Paradise, were first published in a limited run in 1793. W.Blake 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, reaching for the moon of love (",I want, I want",), falling into Time's Ocean. After several other episodes he finally arrives at the death's door with Job's words: ",I have said to the Worm: Thou art my mother and my sister.", There a female figure is ",Weaving to Dreams the Sexual strife, And Weeping over the Web of Life.", 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.

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    Format: ePUB
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Erscheinungsdatum: 20.08.2013
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9788074844188
    Verlag: e-artnow Editions
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