Lewis Carroll: photography on the move

Smith, Lindsay (2015) Lewis Carroll: photography on the move. Reaktion Books Ltd, London. ISBN 9781780235196

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Abstract

Though he’s known now primarily as the author of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, in his lifetime Lewis Carroll was interested at least as much in photography as in writing. This book offers a close look at Carroll’s engagement with the medium, both as a creator and a collector of photographs. Lindsay Smith takes readers to the glass studio above Carroll’s college rooms at Oxford, where he created many of his striking portraits, and she also follows him into the field—on excursions to the theater in London, to the seaside at Eastbourne, and even to Russia. Smith also details Carroll’s enthusiastic work as a collector, in which role he arranged portrait sittings for photographers whose work he admired.

Beautifully illustrated with a generous selection of Carroll’s work and that of other photographers of the period, this book gives fans of Carroll’s writing a new way to understand his creative genius.

Item Type: Book
Schools and Departments: School of English > English
Subjects: N Fine Arts
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
T Technology > TR Photography
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Depositing User: Lindsay Smith
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2015 14:20
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2016 08:30
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/56659
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