Known the world over for his stories of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, Lewis Carroll (1832–1898) pursued a phot… Read More
Known the world over for his stories of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, Lewis Carroll (1832–1898) pursued a photographic career, demonstrated by this beautiful collection of 55 vintage photographs. A true English eccentric, he was fascinated by word play, puns, anagrams, riddles, and all sorts of mathematical games and puzzles. The title of the book is 'hidden' in the extract from Through the Looking Glass, which quietly serves as a metaphor for photography.
The corners of the book block have been trimmed, to echo an old Victorian photo album. Carroll used to make his own albums, asking the sitter to sign his or her name under the photograph, once it was in place. These albums are now at Princeton University Library.
The colour references for the jacket and end-leafs were taken from Farrow & Ball paint range, these colours were used for decorating houses in the 19th century England. Read Less