Burning Bright: William Blake and the Art of the Book


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Just my cup of tea.

Most of us know William Blake for his poetry, and in particular I think many people will call to mind his ‘Songs of Innocence and Experience’. I daresay that if you’re reading this blog you’ll also know quite a bit more about this fascinating man. But the Burning Bright exhibition at the John Rylands library in Manchester focuses on Blake’s artwork – chiefly the engravings that he did for others’ writing. Art historian Colin Trodd and his students at the University of Manchester uncovered a veritable treasure trove of Blake’s designs, and last week I had the pleasure of visiting this stunning building to take a look at some of the collection’s exquisite pieces. Unfortunately, when it came to the Blake displays picture-taking was prohibited, but the staff at the library have very kindly sent me a couple of images for you to feast your…

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