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Description - Lewis Carroll by Anne Higonnet

Known the world over for his stories of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass,Lewis Carroll (1832-1898) also pursued a photographic career, demonstrated by this beautiful collection of 55 vintage photographs. We enter Carroll's wonderfully strange world with studies of anatomical skeletons taken during his years spent at Christ Church College, Oxford. This is followed by compelling portraits of children including Alice Liddell, the inspiration for the protagonist of his popular novel, alongside those of his family members and eminent Victorians such as Alfred Lord Tennyson and John Everett Millais. A dedicated and prolific photographer, Carroll created approximately 3,000 images during his twenty-five years of photographic activity. This monograph will be irresistibly essential to Carroll enthusiasts and novices alike, as well as anyone interested in Victorian England or the history of photography.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780714842820
ISBN-10: 0714842826
Format: Hardback
(270mm x 216mm x 3mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: Phaidon Press Ltd
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Anne Higonnet

Anne Higonnet is Professor of Art History at Barnard College, Columbia University, and author of Pictures of Innocence: The History and Crisis of Ideal Childhood (Thames & Hudson), a ground-breaking study of the visual representation of children from the Enlightenment to today. Her two books on Impressionist Berthe Morisot, the biography Berthe Morisot (Harper Collins) and Berthe Morisot's Images of Women (Harvard UP), are considered seminal texts on the artist. Higonnet's essays on art and culture have appeared in the Yale Journal of Criticism, Art History and numerous other venues.

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