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Essick, Robert N.

Overview
Works: 91 works in 246 publications in 1 language and 7,343 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Illustrations  Manuscripts  Conference proceedings  Poetry  History  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Exhibition catalogs  Bibliography 
Roles: Editor, Printer, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: N6797.B57, 769.924
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Publications about Robert N Essick
Publications by Robert N Essick
Most widely held works by Robert N Essick
Blake in his time by Robert N Essick( Book )
9 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 901 libraries worldwide
The Visionary hand : essays for the study of William Blake's art and aesthetics by Robert N Essick( Book )
6 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 769 libraries worldwide
William Blake, printmaker by Robert N Essick( Book )
11 editions published between 1980 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 724 libraries worldwide
Milton a poem, and the final illuminated works : the ghost of Abel, On Homers poetry, [and] On Virgil Laocoön by William Blake( Book )
19 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 509 libraries worldwide
William Blake's Milton, one of his two great illuminated epics, is featured in this fifth volume of the Blake Trust collected edition of Blake's illuminated books. This is the first-ever reproduction of the magnificent copy of Milton in the New York Public Library, presented here in full colour. As the editors demonstrate, this was Blake's own copy and reflects his final intentions for one of his most sublime, and at the same time most personal, poems. Blake's three final works in illuminated printing, The Ghost of Abel, On Homers Poetry [and] On Virgil, and Laocoon, are also included in this volume. Although brief, these texts and their accompanying designs present some of Blake's most important statements on art, religion, and the spirit of imagination they share. Nineteen additional illustrations of related drawings and variant printings of the plates, many in colour, supplement all four works. Milton is a difficult and cryptic poem for those uninitiated in the ways of Blake's allusive and allegorical style. In an introductory essay, the editors directly address the nature of the poem's complexity, demonstrate how Blake's methods set out to disconcert conventional concepts of time, space, and human identity, and suggest some ways readers coming to Milton for the first time can understand and enjoy the challenges it offers. The editors also present a plate-by-plate commentary on how the illustrations contribute to the creation of a composite, visual-verbal experience. The extensive notes to the newly-edited letterpress text will also assist readers through Milton, its central themes and its byways, its heights and its depths. An equally helpful introduction and notes are provided for the three shorter works. Scholars will find much new information in this volume. The editors describe the experimental graphic techniques Blake used in Milton and uncover the multiple layers of revision he lavished on the copy reproduced. A previously unrecognized version of one of the most important full-page designs is described for the first time, while the generally-accepted dates of composition for the three final illuminated works have been revised substantially. The introduction and notes offer fresh insights into the difficult relationship between Blake and his patron William Hayley that in turn shaped Blake's sense of his great predecessor, John Milton, and the role he would play in Milton
The early illuminated books by William Blake( Book )
17 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 502 libraries worldwide
Collected edition volume 3
William Blake at the Huntington : an introduction to the William Blake Collection in the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, San Marino, California by Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery( Book )
8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 447 libraries worldwide
The separate plates of William Blake : a catalogue by Robert N Essick( Book )
9 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 423 libraries worldwide
William Blake and the language of Adam by Robert N Essick( Book )
7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 410 libraries worldwide
William Blake's commercial book illustrations : a catalogue and study of the plates engraved by Blake after designs by other artists by Robert N Essick( Book )
9 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 379 libraries worldwide
William Blake: book illustrator; a bibliography and catalogue of the commercial engravings by Roger R Easson( Book )
6 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 366 libraries worldwide
The works of William Blake in the Huntington collections : a complete catalogue by Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery( Book )
7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 272 libraries worldwide
Songs of innocence and of experience by William Blake( Book )
8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 247 libraries worldwide
Robert Blair's The grave illustrated by William Blake : a study with facsimile by Robert N Essick( Book )
6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 236 libraries worldwide
Visions of the daughters of Albion by William Blake( Book )
6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 212 libraries worldwide
Genesis : William Blake's last illuminated work by William Blake( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 168 libraries worldwide
William Blake's relief inventions by Robert N Essick( Book )
4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 151 libraries worldwide
Night thoughts : or, The complaint and the consolation by Edward Young( Book )
6 editions published between 1975 and 1996 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
47 illustrations from one of the few copies colored by Blake
The William Blake archive a hypermedia archive by William Blake( Computer File )
7 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
Comprehensive site dedicated to the literary and artistic works of William Blake. Featured in the Archive, are illuminated books and non-illuminated materials. Some of the non-illuminated books include: commercial book illustrations, manuscripts, drawings and paintings in pen, pencil, monochrome, and color. Direct access to the online version of David Erdman's The Complete poetry and prose of William Blake is also available via this site
A troubled paradise : William Blake's Virgil wood engravings by Robert N Essick( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
Thirteen watercolor drawings by William Blake illustrating Paradise lost by John Milton by William Blake( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Essick, Robert
Essick, Robert 1942-
Essick, Robert N., 1942-
Essick, Robert Newman 1942-
Newman Essick, Robert 1942-
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English (160)
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