This session will explore the engraver’s responsibility when cutting Tenniel’s finished drawings on the wood. Demakos will delve into the different types of engraving, the process of physically cutting the block, and, most importantly, the accuracy of the cutting. Who is exactly responsible for the final image?
Lewis Carroll’s first and last published works were both poems. Lost or under-appreciated in the universe of his Alice books, the beauty of his photographs, his games, puzzles and mathematics is the centrality of poetry in his life and his creative expression. His talent for poetry was precious and prodigious. While his devotion to his… [read full post]
Imholtz will discuss the fascinating history of the Appleton Alice, how it almost came not to be, how it did come to be, what it is, its variations, its marketing, its early reception in the United States, and its survival.
Bendis will discuss two separate research projects. The first is a web app that enables one to write open poetry and stories using the words and word frequencies contained in the two Alice books. The second project captured very high resolution illustration images to both reveal small details contained in the original illustration and to… [read full post]
A report on a demonstration project to visualize dynamically by time and geography the publication history of the two Alice books over the past 155 years. Employing the checklists entries contained in the 2015 Alice in a World of Wonderlands: the Translations of Lewis Carroll’s Masterpiece and the in-progress edition of the checklist of English-language… [read full post]
Koziura will discuss the process to create and the working demonstration version of a digital exhibit focused on adaptations of Alice, including timelines of films, music recordings, and games. Koziura will discuss the capabilities of the exhibit platform (Scalar), the use of metadata to create the timelines, the process of locating and uploading materials, and… [read full post]
Arnold Hirshon. “Beyond Tenniel: Trailblazing Illustrators of Alice.” Despite common assumptions, the “long shadow of Tenniel” did not dictate the work of later illustrators, nor was Tenniel always the best or right. Even the earliest editions contained many underappreciated innovations that went beyond what Tenniel imagined or delivered.
On revising his book “The Tenniel Illustrations to the ‘Alice’ Books (1985, 2019),” including the updated original twelve chapters of the 1985 edition and six new chapters on book and image production concerning engraving, electrotyping, printing, coloring, reengraving, and “Retrospect: Looking with Alice.”