150 Years of Drawing ‘Wonderland’

From Woodcut Prints to Dalí Paintings, Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice’ Has Inspired Artists and Made Books into Art

Tempe - July 28, 2015 - ASU News - Down the Rabbit Hole - There are several pop-up books including this scene from the Mad Tea Party,  from Alice's Adventures in  Wonderland by Robert Sabuda, in Hayden Library's collection of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. The library has an extensive collection that is available to the public for viewing. Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU News

The Mock Turtle, the Cheshire Cat, Tweedledum, the White Queen: Few books have given us as many memorable characters as Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Few books have seen their characters so often reimagined. That variety can be seen in a special exhibition assembled by Arizona State University to commemorate the book’s 150th anniversary.

These include a Wonderland pop-up book by Nick Denchfield and Alex Vining from 2000, a version by Emma McKean from 1943 that features sliding panels with different illustrations, and an edition …

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