Alice, Curiouser and Curiouser - the exhibition catalogue from V&A available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Alice, Curiouser and Curiouser

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'This playful and visually stunning tome investigates the Alice phenomenon and includes dreamy illustrations and quotes from a host of aficionados...' - Australian Women's Weekly


A handsome book exploring the global impact of Alice in Wonderland across art, design and performance from the nineteenth century to today

Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland is a cultural phenomenon. First published in 1865, it has never been out of print and has been translated into 170 languages. But why does it have such enduring and universal appeal for both adults and children? 

This book which accompanies an exhibition at V&A shows how Alice has been re-imagined and reinterpreted by each new generation: from the original illustrations by John Tenniel to artwork by Peter Blake and Salvador Dali, and from the 1951 Disney movie to Tim Burton's latest interpretation. This beautiful, playful publication also includes specially commissioned interactive illustrations by award-winning artist Kristjana S. Williams, as well as insights from an array of cultural stars - from Stephen Fry to Tim Walker, Ralph Steadman to Heston Blumenthal - into the profound influence of Alice on their life and work.


  • Authors: Kate Bailey and Simon Sladen
  • Hardcover: 240 pages | 150 illustrations
  • Date published: June 2020
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1838510046
  • Product Dimensions: 28 x  24 cm