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In 1658 Jan Ámos Komenský published the illustrated informational book Orbis Pictus in Bohemia. It is considered to be the first picture book published specifically for children. (Wikipedia)


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Tenniel Self Portrait The Evolution of the Images

Illustrations and images of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland are nearly as important as the words that accompany them. Many illustrators and artists have approached the task of representing Alice visually from just as many different angles. We can see in these images reflections of the times in which they were created and get a sense of what Alice has meant to different people over time. This is by no means an exhaustive list of all the images of Chapters 5, 6, and 7 in existance, but rather a chance to take advantage of the internet as a medium and its ability to give us an idea of how our "picture" of Alice has changed over time.

The Illustrators

Click here for a list of some of the prominent illustrators of the Alice books from John Tenniel to Camille Rose Garcia and to see a sample of their work.

Characters and Scenes

Click here to compare how various characters and scenes have been rendered by different artists and have evolved over time.

Image and Text

To read more about the interaction between text and image click here.