Lewis Carroll, Photographer: The Princeton University Library Albums

ISBN: 9780691074436
Artist(s): Lewis Carroll
Author(s): Roger Taylor & Edward Wakeling
Format: hardback
Year published: 2002
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publisher Location: New Jersey
Total Pages: 304
Illustrations: 485 tritone plates


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Long before he published Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (“Lewis Carroll” to the world) took up photography as a hobby. Unlike most of the other amateurs in his circle, he persevered to become a dedicated, prolific, and remarkably gifted photographer, creating approximately 3,000 images during his twenty-five years of photographic activity. This handsomely designed volume makes clear the remarkable extent and complexity of Carroll’s photographic art.

It publishes for the first time the world’s finest and most extensive collection of Carroll photographs, many of which have never been reproduced before and are unknown even to committed Carroll enthusiasts. Roger Taylor’s thorough and sophisticated discussion of Carroll as a photographic artist and as a prominent member of Victorian society reveals the man as never before, illuminating his relationships with the children he photographed in light of the idealism and social conventions of the day. This text, illustrated with exquisite tritone plates, is followed by Edward Wakeling’s fully illustrated and thoroughly annotated catalogue of the entire Princeton University Library collection.


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