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    Blake, Young, and the poetics of the composite page

    Calè, Luisa (2017) Blake, Young, and the poetics of the composite page. Huntington Library Quarterly 80 (3), pp. 453-479. ISSN 0018-7895.

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    This essay analyses William Blake’s ‘composite art’ through a practice of illustration that staged the separation of text and illustration, tracing his successive experiments with Edward Young’s Night Thoughts, from the extra-illustrated volumes of 537 watercolours to the illustrated edition published by Richard Edwards in 1797 and the recycling of proofs in Vala or The Four Zoas. The shifting relationship between letterpress and illustration in the extra-illustrated volume and the 1797 edition, and the function of proofs as units of composition, shed light on the archaeology of bookmaking and its impact on the composition of the manuscript.


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    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Blake, Young, manuscript, letterpress, word and image, extra-illustration, Night Thoughts, Vala, or the Four Zoas
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Research Centres and Institutes: Nineteenth-Century Studies, Centre for
    Depositing User: Luisa Cale
    Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2017 12:04
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:39


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