Posts Tagged ‘1998

04
Oct
12

Alice in Escherland

Alice in Escherland incorporating Funmaths: Celebrating the Worlds of Lewis Carroll and M.C. Escher. Jointly written calendar for 1998- by John Bibby, John Sharp and Edward Wakeling.

QED Publications, 1998

ISBN: 1858530261

Edward Wakeling is a former chairman of the Lewis Carroll Society. His interest in Lewis Carroll apparently began in 1975 when he attended an exhibition at Hatfield House, Hertfordshire organized by the Lewis Carroll Society. This started an interest in collecting Lewis Carroll’s works, and he now owns one of the finest collections of Carroll material in private hands. (I’m planning on rivalling him eventually ;) )

1998 marked both the centenary of Dodgson’s death and of Escher’s birth this calendar explores the life and works of them both, with important dates highlighted, and lots of puzzles and games.

There’s a page exploring Dodgson’s interest in the number 42 (said to be the reason that Douglas Adams chose it as the ‘answer’ in the Hitchhiker series).

There are also pages on Alice in Flatland, Escher and Möbius Bands, Morphing and Golden Rectangles.

Out of print, but occasionally available on Amazon: Alice in Escherland

11
May
11

New Tales from Alice’s Wonderland

New Tales from Alice’s Wonderland: The Cheshire Cat’s Surprise by Michele Brown.

Illustrated by Paula Martyr.

Published by Madcap, Andre Deutsch Ltd (29 Sep 1998)

ISBN: 0233993142

Softback children’s book, 24 pages including titles.

One of a series of “New Tales from Alice’s Wonderland” books.

Michele Brown is married to Gyles Brandreth,  and is co-founder of the Teddy Bear Museum in Stratford-Upon-Avon. She’s written more than twenty books for adults and children.

Paula Martyr’s website can be seen here.

From the cover:

Welcome to Alice’s Wonderland – a magical place, full of amazing characters, where strange and wonderful things happen all the time.

Is there anyone in Wonderland who has a birthday today? The Cheshire Cat might have the answer.

Available on Amazon: The Cheshire Cat’s Surprise (Alice & Dinah: New Tales from Wonderland)

20
Nov
10

Abelardo Morell

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, illustrated with photographs by Abelardo Morell.

Published 1998 by Dutton Children’s Books (Penguin Putnam Inc).

Hardback with dustjacket.

Abelardo Morrell was born in 1948 in Havana, but is now a professor of photography at the Massachusetts College of Art.

This Alice is illustrated with black and white photos of scenes set up by Morell which include cutouts of Tenniel’s illustrations with props and effects that complement the action. I’m surprised this isn’t better known: I think it’s rather lovely.




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