Lewis Carroll s Photography and Modern Childhood

Pictures and conversations : photographic meaning -- Liddell girls : Alice and her sisters -- Pretty boys and little men : becoming a boy -- Theatrical transformations : fancy dress -- In fairyland : partial dress and the nude.

Lewis Carroll s Photography and Modern Childhood

Lewis Carroll s Photography and Modern Childhood

"Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was one of the most influential scientists and thinkers of his age. A Prussian-born geographer, naturalist, explorer, and illustrator, he was a prolific writer whose books graced the shelves of American artists, scientists, philosophers, and politicians. Humboldt visited the United States for six weeks in 1804, engaging in a lively exchange of ideas with such figures as Thomas Jefferson and the painter Charles Willson Peale. It was perhaps the most consequential visit by a European traveler in the young nation's history, one that helped to shape an emerging American identity grounded in the natural world. In this beautifully illustrated book, Eleanor Jones Harvey examines how Humboldt left a lasting impression on American visual arts, sciences, literature, and politics. She shows how he inspired a network of like-minded individuals who would go on to embrace the spirit of exploration, decry slavery, advocate for the welfare of Native Americans, and extol America's wilderness as a signature component of the nation's sense of self. Harvey traces how Humboldt's ideas influenced the transcendentalists and the landscape painters of the Hudson River School, and laid the foundations for the Smithsonian Institution, the Sierra Club, and the National Park Service. Alexander von Humboldt and the United States looks at paintings, sculptures, maps, and artifacts, and features works by leading American artists such as Albert Bierstadt, George Catlin, Frederic Church, and Samuel F. B. Morse"--

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Lewis Carroll's Photography and Modern Childhood
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Diane Waggoner
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-03-31 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

"Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was one of the most influential scientists and thinkers of his age. A Prussian-born geographer, naturalist, explorer, and illustrator, he was a prolific writer whose books graced the shelves of American artists, scientists, philosophers, and politicians. Humboldt visited the United States for six weeks in 1804,
Lewis Carroll
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Lindsay Smith
Categories: Photography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-10-15 - Publisher: Reaktion Books

Though he’s known now primarily as the author of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, in his lifetime Lewis Carroll was interested at least as much in photography as in writing. This book offers a close look at Carroll’s engagement with the medium, both as a creator and a collector of photographs.
Photography and the Arts
Language: en
Pages: 248
Authors: Juliet Hacking, Joanne Lukitsh
Categories: Photography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-29 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Photography, both in the form of contemporary practice and that of historical material, now occupies a significant place in the citadels of Western art culture. It has an institutional network of its own, embedded within the broader art world, with its own specialists including academics, critics, curators, collectors, dealers and
Oscar Wilde and the Cultures of Childhood
Language: en
Pages: 245
Authors: Joseph Bristow
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-11-09 - Publisher: Springer

This is the first collection of critical essays that explores Oscar Wilde’s interest in children’s culture, whether in relation to his famous fairy stories, his life as a caring father to two small boys, his place as a defender of children’s rights within the prison system, his fascination with youthful
Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass
Language: en
Pages: 262
Authors: Zoe Jaques, Eugene Giddens
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05-06 - Publisher: Routledge

Emerging in several different versions during the author's lifetime, Lewis Carroll's Alice novels have a publishing history almost as magical and mysterious as the stories themselves. Zoe Jaques and Eugene Giddens offer a detailed and nuanced account of the initial publication of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass

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