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Mind-forg'd manacles : William Blake and slavery

Author: David Bindman; Ferens Art Gallery.; Burrell Collection.; Whitworth Art Gallery.
Publisher: London : Hayward Gallery, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"William Blake (1757-1827) was unusually aware of the horrors of slavery, which he knew about in detail from a book he illustrated. But slavery was to him not only a physical system but a mental state of restricted perception that he called 'mind-forg'd manacles'. Mental enslavement and its opposite, freedom, gave rise to his most dramatic and complex text and images. With over 60 vivid reproductions from Blake's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibitions
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bindman, David, 1940-
Mind-forg'd manacles.
London : Hayward Gallery, c2007
(OCoLC)608465733
Named Person: William Blake; William Blake; William Blake
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Bindman; Ferens Art Gallery.; Burrell Collection.; Whitworth Art Gallery.
ISBN: 9781853322594 1853322598
OCLC Number: 137248958
Notes: Published on the occasion of the exhibition held at Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, 7 April - 20 May 2007, at the Burrell Collection, Glasgow, 3 November - 6 January 2008, and at Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, 26 January - 6th April 2008.
Description: 147 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Mind-forg'd manacles : William Blake and slavery / David Bindman --
"In my original free African state" / Darryl Pinckney --
The slave trade debate illustrated --
William Blake's printing technique --
Plates --
William Blake biography.
Other Titles: William Blake and slavery
Responsibility: David Bindman ; with an essay by Darryl Pinckney.

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For William Blake (1757-1827), the idea of slavery was fundamental to his art and writing. Containing over 60 reproductions from Blake's illuminated books, watercolours and engravings, this book  Read more...

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