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Reflections in a Looking Glass: A Centennial Celebration of Lewis Carroll, Photographer Hardcover – December 30, 1899

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Published to accompany a traveling exhibition on the centenary of Lewis Carroll's death, this book is the most comprehensive ever produced on this subject, going far beyond Helmut Gernsheim's early work, Lewis Carrol, Photographer (1949), and several other books. Though Carroll was an amateur, he is widely considered the preeminent 19th-century photographer of children and would be considered so if he had not written a single children's book. This study documents his child-tableaux and also includes many portraits of the parents and other adults in his social circle. Alice Liddell and many other children of his colleagues and friends are represented here in exquisite reproductions that leave no question about Carroll's photographic talents. Several portraits were elaborately hand-colored or set into painted backgrounds by artists at Carroll's request. Highly recommended for history of photography, humanities, 19th-century concentrations, and children's literature collections.?Kathleen Collins, Bank of America Archives, San Francisco
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[Cohen] wrote the splendid Lewis Carroll: A Biography and edited a two-volume collection of Carroll's letters. Now he has given us a strikingly beautiful volume about Carroll as a skilled photographer. -- The Los Angeles Times Sunday Book Review, Martin Gardner

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Aperture; 1st edition (December 30, 1899)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0893817961
  • ISBN-13: 978-0893817961
  • Product Dimensions: 11.6 x 10 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #407,315 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By David Holubetz on June 13, 2011
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A study of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson's photography. Typical high quality publication from Aperture. They really set the standard for photo books. This was done for the centennial of Lewis Carroll's death, and was meant to accompany a museum exhibit of the same works.

Overshadowed by his incredibly popular stories of Alice in Wonderland, Mr. Dodson aka Lewis Carroll was primarily a mathematics lecturer and photographer at Oxford. This was in the mid to late 1800's, a time when photography was still a new science, and hardly considered art. Dodson was a bold experimenter and consummate professional at this, his real passion. There is a well-written introduction which explains how he went about his task, and broadens the understanding of his body of work. The photos are mostly of friends and family, and of course many are of young girls.

The photos themselves are interesting. Some are better than others. A few are really captivating. They must be viewed with the understanding that many of these people had never had a photo made of them before Carroll, and most certainly they had not been asked to sit perfectly still for 45 seconds while the exposure ran.

There is nothing offensive or lewd about any of the photos, and the book would be appropriate for all to see. Whatever your feelings about Dodgson, this book will probably not change your mind either way. I find it interesting that so many see fit to criticize him and focus on aspects of his personality that really have nothing to do with his merits as a writer or photographer. Get a life people.

Highly recommended for Carroll fans and students of Victorian photography.
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Lewis Carroll's genius as a writer is well known. The fact that he was one of the first and greatest photographers is not. If you love Alice in Wonderland or are merely looking to discover possibly the finest photographer of any time, this book is for you. The photos of Alice and her sisters are sublime and are more paintings than photographs. Every photo is a masterwork and there is no better book to spend your hard earned money on. You will literally be transported. A perfect and permanent addition to any serious library. You will not find a book of better quality!
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