1980 / 96 PAGES.
Language: In two editions: Italian, English
Victorian England’s most eccentric character is presented here as a photographer. This volume sets out to gather the fruits of the renowned author’s hidden passion, which were lost for so long.
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, the deacon and teacher of Mathematics better known as Lewis Carroll (the pen name with which he wrote Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland), was certainly one of the most eclectic characters of Victorian England, yet his ably-hidden hobby – photography – remains largely unknown. For years, no one knew about the pictures taken by the famous author, as the albums in which he collected his portraits were lost after his death. Photography historian Helmut Gernsheim (who wrote the text accompanying the images presented in this volume) found one of them by chance in 1949, underneath a stack of dusty old books, thus offering us the unexpected chance to visit Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland once more.