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Viscomi, Joseph 1952-

Overview
Works: 29 works in 91 publications in 1 language and 1,761 library holdings
Genres: Manuscripts  Illustrated works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Juvenile works  Pictorial works  Bibliography  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Catalogs  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PR4144, 821.7
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Joseph Viscomi
Blake and the idea of the book by Joseph Viscomi( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this highly innovative "history of the book," Joseph Viscomi drastically revises our understanding of William Blake as he explores the technology behind the Illuminated Books. By using facsimiles created in his own studio, Viscomi, an experienced printmaker, offers the most complete explanation of how the illuminated plates were made, how Blake's techniques compared to other eighteenth-century print technologies, and how the plates were printed and the impressions colored. His analysis of these procedures reveals that the Illuminated Books were produced in small editions and not, as is assumed, one copy at a time and by commission. These new facts of production redefine such basic concepts in Blake scholarship as "style," "period," "intention," and "difference," which in turn alter the dates of nearly all copies of all the Illuminated Books and refute current approaches to reading and editing Blake. By placing Blake's modes of production in their historical, technical, and aesthetic context, Viscomi enables us to see how profoundly Blake's metaphors, images, symbols, themes, and analogies are grounded in graphic execution, while exposing a wealth of connections between material processes and larger meanings throughout the works
The early illuminated books by William Blake( Book )

22 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected edition volume 3
Milton a poem, and the final illuminated works : the ghost of Abel, On Homers poetry, [and] On Virgil Laocoön by William Blake( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member 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 William Blake archive by William Blake( )

6 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Blake archive contains fully searchable and scalable electronic editions of 27 copies of 16 of Blake's 19 illuminated works. The Archive provides context for the full, up-to-date bibliographic information about each image, transcriptions of all texts, detailed descriptions of all images, and extensive bibliographies. The Archive also contains one copy of all the illuminated books, including the longest, Jerusalem (100 plates), and multiple copies of several, along with a searchable new electronic version of David V. Erdman's Complete Poetry and Prose of William Blake, the standard printed edition for reference. A growing number of contributors, currently eight American and British institutions and a major private collector, have given the Archive permission to include thousands of Blake's images and texts without fees
The art of William Blake's illuminated prints by Joseph Viscomi( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blake at Cornell : an annotated checklist of works by and about William Blake in the Cornell University Libraries and the Herbert F. Johnson Museum by Cornell University( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Blake's An island in the moon by William Blake( Visual )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film is noted for its authentic Blakean humour and the eighteenth-century style music that provides the perfect setting for Blake's wit
The workshop of William Blake : the making of an illuminated book by Joseph Viscomi( )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1986 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blake's illuminated books. All religions are one, There is no natural religion, The book of Thel, The marriage of Heaven and Hell, Visions of the daughters of Albion by William Blake( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs of innocence and of experience, shewing the two contrary states of the human soul, 1789-1794 by William Blake( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reproduces the texts and the fifty-four hand-colored etchings of Blake's famous and now much sought-after double volume of lyrics
Blake's illuminated books by William Blake( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The nature of William Blake's genius and of his art is most completely expressed in his Illuminated Books. In order to give full and free expression to his vision Blake invented a method of printing that enabled him to created works in which words and images combine to form pages uniquely rich in content and beautiful in form. It is only through the pages as originally conceived and published by the poet himself that Blake's meaning can be fully experienced."--Publisher's description
Blake's illuminated books by William Blake( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blake in a post-secular era : early prophecies by Karl Kroeber( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blake's illuminated word by Joseph Viscomi( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recreating Blake's illuminated prints : the facsimiles of the Manchester Etching Workshop by Joseph Viscomi( )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The illuminated books by William Blake( Book )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blake's illuminated books. The ghost of Abel, On Homers poetry [and] On Virgil, Laocoön by William Blake( Book )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The William Blake archive( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Web Feet summary: This is the resource for anything related to William Blake. Blake was an accomplished visual artist as well as a poet, and he is generally regarded as the most prolific Romantic artist. Select Works in the Archive from the homepage to browse through a sampling of his illustrations. A search engine is provided, and the site's authors have gone to a great deal of trouble to incorporate a function that lets you magnify or crop images. The full text of The Complete Poetry and Prose of William Blake is available. The site is still expanding, with an ambitious plan to reproduce all of Blake's artwork by 2002. The Bibliographies section is incredibly detailed, with links to more than 500 articles or Web sites related to Blake
Blake's "Annus Mirabilis" : the productions of 1795 by Joseph Viscomi( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Viscomi, Joe 1952-

Viscomi, Joseph S.

Viscomi, Joseph S. 1952-

Languages
English (82)

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The early illuminated booksMilton a poem, and the final illuminated works : the ghost of Abel, On Homers poetry, [and] On Virgil LaocoönBlake's illuminated booksThe illuminated booksBlake's illuminated books. The ghost of Abel, On Homers poetry [and] On Virgil, Laocoön