Lewis Carroll / Arthur Rackham - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - 1919

Lewis Carroll / Arthur Rackham - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - 1919
Livres illustrés, Livres pour enfants - Quantité : 1 - Livre

"Alice's adventures in wonderland", by Lewis Carroll

William Heinemann, London - 1919 Rackham illustrated edition- 162p, 15cmx13cm - - condition: good, original green boards with minor wear and scuffing, colored frontispiece present by Rackham, w/o other colored plates, and all b/w illustrations, scattered foxing .

"Rackham's next undertaking after Peter Pan was the most controversial of his whole career. This was nothing less than a fresh illustration of Alice in Wonderland, a work so completely identified with the drawings by John Tenniel that it seemed to many critics almost blasphemous for anyone to attempt to prepare alternatives. Even The Times, in the course of an unfavourable review, recognized that Rackham 'feels his privilege and his responsibilities', but this critic, obsessed by Tenniel, found Rackham's humour 'forced and derivative' and discovered 'few signs of true imaginative instinct' in his work. A stranger wrote at once to sympathize: 'I felt I must express my indignation at the injustice of the "Times" criticism. However, I am certain that Time is on your side, and that nothing but prejudice prevents your superiority being recognised now. Your delightful Alice is alive and makes by contrast Tenniel's Alice look a stiff wooden puppet. (Derek Hudson, Arthur Rackham. His Life and Work. pp 70 and 72.)

Informations du lot
Nombre de livres
Livres illustrés, Livres pour enfants
Auteur/ Illustrateur
Lewis Carroll / Arthur Rackham
Titre du livre
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Bon état
Année de publication de l’ouvrage le plus ancien
Édition illustrée
Langue originale
William Heinemann, London
Couverture rigide
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