London: Reaktion Books, Ltd., 2021.
8vo, 392 pp. With 108 illustrations, 77 in color. Tan boards, illustrated dust jacket. New.
§ Publishers Weekly: "An insightful guide to the artistry of William Blake. . . . Focusing on how political and religious currents affected Blake’s art, Whittaker shows, in particular, how the idealistic hopes raised by the French Revolution among Blake and his contemporaries led him to imagine how his own society could be liberated from oppressive political structures and social strictures. . . . Whittaker also exhibits how Blake’s work as an engraver and printmaker illuminated his poetry. . . . Whittaker makes a strong case for why Blake remains 'one of the greatest poets and artists ever to have lived in the British Isles.'" Item #124092