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Reflections in a looking glass : a centennial celebration of Lewis Carroll, photographer
Cohen, Morton N. (Morton Norton), 1921-2017.
First edition.
Publication Information:
[New York, N.Y.] : Aperture, [1998]

Physical Description:
143 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 30 cm
General Note:
Published in conjunction with a traveling exhibition held at the HRHRC at the University of Texas at Austin, Sept. 14, 1998-Jan. 5, 1999, and at three other locations in New York and California through March 26, 2000
Format :


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TR647.C365 C63 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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A catalog of an exhibition held at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center.

Author Notes

Morton Norton Cohen was born on a farm in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on February 27, 1921. He graduated from what is now Tufts University before receiving a doctorate in English at Columbia University. He taught at West Virginia University, Syracuse University, Rutgers University, City College of New York, and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

He was a scholar of Victorian literature who spent much of his career editing the letters and writing the definitive biography of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson as known as Lewis Carroll. His books included Rider Haggard: His Life and Works, The Search for Rudyard Kipling, Lewis Carroll: A Biography, and Lewis Carroll and Alice, 1832-1982. He was elected to the Royal Society of Literature in England in 1996. He died on June 12, 2017 at the age of 96.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Library Journal Review

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 (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.