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Reflections in a Looking Glass: A Centennial Celebration of Lewis Carroll, Photographer 
 
  
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Hardcover 
144 pages 
Aperture 
Published 1998 
  
From Library Journal 
  
Published to accompany a traveling exhibition on the centenary of Lewis Carroll's death, this book is the most comprehensive ever produced on this subject, going far beyond Helmut Gernsheim's early work, Lewis Carrol, Photographer (1949), and several other books. Though Carroll was an amateur, he is widely considered the preeminent 19th-century photographer of children and would be considered so if he had not written a single children's book. This study documents his child-tableaux and also includes many portraits of the parents and other adults in his social circle. Alice Liddell and many other children of his colleagues and friends are represented here in exquisite reproductions that leave no question about Carroll's photographic talents. Several portraits were elaborately hand-colored or set into painted backgrounds by artists at Carroll's request. Highly recommended for history of photography, humanities, 19th-century concentrations, and children's literature collections.?Kathleen Collins, Bank of America Archives, San Francisco 
  
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The Los Angeles Times Sunday Book Review, Martin Gardner 
  
[Cohen] wrote the splendid Lewis Carroll: A Biography and edited a two-volume collection of Carroll's letters. Now he has given us a strikingly beautiful volume about Carroll as a skilled photographer.  
  
 
  
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With a Preface by Mark Haworth-Booth and an Afterword by Roy Flukinger.  
  
 
  
A groundbreaking book, the only volume of first-class reproductions of Lewis Carroll's photographs.  
  
 
  
Published on the one hundredth anniversary of the death of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Lewis Carroll), Reflections in a Looking Glass presents Carroll's remarkable photography. Richly illustrated, this important book presents seldom-seen works-most of them formal portraits and staged scenes that combine Carroll's famous childlike sense of play with the Victorian propriety that characterized his age.  
  
 
  
Also included in Reflections are selected drawings by Lewis Carroll and by John Tenniel, who illustrated the original Alice books. The central text by Morton N. Cohen, the world's leading authority on Lewis Carroll, provides an in-depth account of Carroll's experimentations in the new medium of photography. His hobby opened the door to many of his "child friends" as well as to leading artistic and literary figures of the day, all of whom came to Carroll's studio to sit for their portraits.  
  
 
  
Excerpts from Carroll's diaries combine with Cohen's annotated captions to make this book an invaluable resource. The book also includes a Preface by Mark Haworth-Booth, curator of photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum. The Afterword is by Roy Flukinger, curator of photographs at the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin, the source collection for much of the material in this extraordinary book.
 
  
 
  

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Reflections in a Looking Glass: A Centennial Celebration of Lewis Carroll, Photographer 
  
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