Alice's Wonderland: A Visual Journey through Lewis Carroll's Mad, Mad World

 

Alice's Wonderland dives down the rabbit hole and looks at the dazzling ways that Wonderland has been imagined by artists, filmmakers, writers, and more. Get a behind-the-scenes looks at how the books were created, meet Alice Liddell, the inspiration for the fictional Alice, and view the original manuscript copy of Alice in Wonderland, illustrated in Carroll's own hand.

 

The fantastical world imagined by Lewis Carroll - where a white rabbit carries a pocket watch, a crying baby morphs into a squealing pig, and a flamingo is used as a croquet mallet - has inspired countless artists to produce some of their best work. Illustrators such as John Tenniel, chose to tackle the work directly, producing illustrations, films, and shows that strive to accurately depict Wonderland. Others, such as artist Salvador Dali and director Tim Burton, freely adapted Dodgson's creation, using it as a springboard for their own incredible interpretations. Lushly illustrated paintings, artwork, and sketches, Alice's Wonderland explores how artists in different fields like art, music, theater, film, and more have interpreted Carroll's works through the ages. A must-have book for any Alice fan.

"This irresistible volume showcases all the ways we have imagined and re-imagined “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and its characters since that nonsense classic was first published almost 150 years ago. Famous images by John Tenniel and Peter Newellshare space with illustrations from every sort of Alice-inspired work: books, movies, cartoons, plays, record album covers, games, songs and clothes. Don’t miss the two steampunk Alices toward the end."

- The Washington Post