With the recent resurgence of the popularity of 'Alice in Wonderland' due to Tim Burton's new film, Collins Design has cranked out what is probably the most amazing version of the first story, 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland', ever published. While the story itself, a flawless example of the genre of literary nonsense, has transcended time and place to fix itself as a classic story, the equal star in this edition is the bizarre, dark, and beautiful artwork by renowned artist Camille Rose Garcia. Filling the dust-jacket and sturdy pages with near-disturbing portrayals of already disturbed characters, the fantasmagorical illustrations of this edition help bring to life the warped story of a young girl falling down a tricked-out rabbit hole into a land of dreams, and her encounters with the odd, over-the-top, and deranged inhabitants of that Wonderland. A true masterwork of a story with amazing illustrations!
It's very interesting to read a book that you read as a child again but with a different perspective. I am looking forward to participating in some interesting discussions regarding symbolism and meaning in this book.
The edition I read was actually an online version with the same illustrations and everything. It is a rather fun book, and is certainly far deeper than the "children's book" that it is depicted to be on its surface. I wouldn't say I loved it, but it was certainly worth finally reading the book behind a story I have heard so much about. The language twists alone made it well worth it, as there is definitely a lot of creativity there.
Once again, Nancy Wiley has beautifully illustrated another children's classic by photographing her posed unique, handmade dolls. This time Alice in Wonderland...do we dare hope she will do Through the Looking-glass next?
One normal summer day, Alice is sitting on the riverbank when a big, white, talking rabbit runs past. He pops into a big rabbit hole, and Alice follows him down, down, down into a strange and magical land. Alice has many exciting adventures in this extraordinary place called Wonderland. Here, anything can happen: All the animals talk, a deck of cards comes to life, and everything gets curiouser and curiouser. What other odd things are in store for Alice in Wonderland?