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Hardcover The Art of Alice in Wonderland Book

ISBN: 0765191334

ISBN13: 9780765191335

The Art of Alice in Wonderland

Stories about Christmas balls, the angel at the top of the tree, a star, an elf toy, a ballerina figure, and other Christmas ornaments reveal the memories of Christmases past that go into decorating the tree.

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analyzing Alice

It is not for those who have not read the book itself nor watched the movie. It is a book for those who question the 'queer ways' of Lewis Carroll's masterpiece. Alice in Wonderland has been one of those classic books that most took for granted, but it is not really just for kids who'd be amused by the cheshire cat and all the other interesting characters. The book, The Art of Alice in Wonderland, rekindles what the real sense of this wonderful story is: It is written by an adult to let kids see and understand the humor of the ways of adults. The book analyzes the representation that Lewis Carroll gave to each of the events and the characters. It is a not as fictitious as most think. There are events in the book that are actually seen in our lives, often unconciously by most of us. The author shows how the conversations between Alice and the other characters and the way Carroll manipulated words were not only used as ornaments but as priceless lessons taught by a marvelous teacher. It also explains how the author came up with such a colorful world and how he built a world for children that adults should come to know about and eventually learn from. I must admit though that it is quite a disadvantage for the reader to be confused by the book's artistic layout. Although the layout was very much in line with the book's imaginary, chaotic and unique setting, it prevents more serious readers and ones who have difficulty to follow mazes, to read what I can say is but just a small and yet important part of what Lewis Carroll really wanted to convey. The Art of Alice in Wonderland is not just a book for those who'd like to see the different ways Alice has been interpreted by artists. It shows the art of the writer, Lewis Carroll himself, in revealing to us in a satirical and very queer way that sometimes the personalities that pass us by are sometimes nothing but a pack of cards.

A beautiful and entertaining look at Alice's world

This is the most stimulating, and fun book about Alice and her art that I have seen. Alice's topsy-turvy world and it's inhabitants are vividly depicted in a book layout that is similar to the shifting, colorful, and unexpected aspects of the art and the stories. I found it to be very informative and entertaining, and enjoyed the rich variety of interpretations different artists bring to these amazing stories.

Alice as Art

Personally I own and particuarly enjoy this title. It displays an array of Alice-art and text in a graphically overwhelming sense that I believe is very close to the nature of the story itself, very anti-logically yet pleasingly.
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