San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2002. First edition. Quarto (11-1/4" x 9-3/4"). 172pp. Double column text. Bibliography. Brown photo illustrated dust jacket lettered in white, over magenta cloth with white lettered spine. Illustrated with text photos and 76 plates. Inscribed and signed on the title page by Douglas R. Nickel, dated Feb 2003. Fine copy in a near fine d.j.
"Before becoming a celebrated author of children's books under the pen name Lewis Carroll, Oxford mathematics lecturer Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832-1898) was known as a sophisticated and prolific photographer. This exhibition is the first to present an art-historical analysis of Dodgson's photography -- beautiful and unusual works crafted with a distinctly Victorian sensibility and visual vocabulary. The 76 photographs drawn together for Dreaming in Pictures: The Photography of Lewis Carroll represent Dodgson's images of people, from allegorical and historical tableaux to enigmatic, ethereal portraits of children." (OCLC)
Published on the occasion of the exhibition ... at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art ... August 3 to November 10, 2002. Item #51152