Dr. Amanda Lastoria of Simon Fraser University in British Columbia has earned North America’s first PhD in Publishing. Her thesis, “The material evolution of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: How book design and production values impact the markets for and the meanings of the text,” can be accessed here. A version of one chapter, “Lewis Carroll, Art Director: Recovering the Design and Production Rationales for Victorian Editions of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” was published by the journal Book History (vol. 19, 2019). It is likely to be published in book form.
Attendees at our spring 2017 meeting in San Francisco will remember her fascinating talk, “Art Directing Alice: Recovering Carroll’s Creative Process.” Congratulations, Amanda!
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As an artist who designs, illustrates, prints, binds and publishes books, I find this utterly fascinating, particularly so since just this week I published a new illustrated edition of Jabberwocky! Thank you for the post and the links to so much of interest.
Wow! How beautiful. I want it.
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