Visions of Blake
William Blake in the Art World, 1830-1930
Distributed for Liverpool University Press
Visions of Blake considers the ways in which different audiences and communities dealt with the issue of describing and evaluating William Blake’s images and designs. Each chapter of this groundbreaking study deals with its own topic, and together they create a multifaceted picture of how a wide range of Victorian and Edwardian commentators connected Blake’s interest in pictorial composition, visual attention, and ideas of cultural authority with broader contemporary matters and concerns. In doing so, it offers important insights for students and academics interested in Blake, romanticism, Victorian culture, cultural politics, and modern art.
“One of the defining books on Blake's reception—a sheer pleasure to read. Trodd's comprehensive research at last provides us with an understanding of Blake's influence on the art world in the century after his death to match our knowledge of his influence on literature.”