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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.

Details

  • 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
Reviews

'There has been an explosion of new exhibitions in the past couple of months. One or two of them have catalogues that deserve to be on anyone’s bookshelf. Among the best of these is Alice Curiouser and Curiouser (V&A Publishing) edited by Kate Bailey and Simon Sladen, which accompanies an exhibition at the V&A exploring the global visual impact of the Alice stories since the first publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in 1865, from the poster for Norman Z McLeod’s Paramount Pictures extravaganza of 1933 (staring W.C. Fields and Cary Grant) to Iris van Herpen’s Omniverse dress of 2019. That imaginative rabbit hole has proved to be very deep indeed' - The Tablet Review

'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

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