Yayoi Kusama is an artist whose work is in the collections of leading museums throughout the world, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; LACMA, Los Angeles; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Tate Modern, London; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Centre Pompidou, Paris; and the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. Major exhibitions of her work have appeared in many of the world's most celebrated museums.
Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: With Artwork by Yayoi Kusamaby Lewis Carroll, Yayoi Kusama
Since childhood, Kusama has been afflicted with a condition that makes her see spots, which means she sees the world in a surreal, almost hallucinogenic way that sits very well with the Wonderland of Alice. She is fascinated by childhood and the way adults have the ability, at their most creative, to see things the way children do, a central concern of the Alice
Since childhood, Kusama has been afflicted with a condition that makes her see spots, which means she sees the world in a surreal, almost hallucinogenic way that sits very well with the Wonderland of Alice. She is fascinated by childhood and the way adults have the ability, at their most creative, to see things the way children do, a central concern of the Alice books. The classic book is color illustrated with a clothbound jacket, and produced to very high specification. Kusama's images are interspersed throughout the text. Produced in collaboration with the Kusama Studio, Tokyo and Gagosian Gallery.
- Penguin Publishing Group
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- Product dimensions:
- 7.50(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.90(d)
- Age Range:
- 18 Years
Meet the Author
- Date of Birth:
- January 27, 1832
- Date of Death:
- January 14, 1898
- Place of Birth:
- Daresbury, Cheshire, England
- Place of Death:
- Guildford, Surrey, England
- Richmond School, Christ Church College, Oxford University, B.A., 1854; M.A., 1857
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I bought this book because I loved Kusama's work. If Kusama is what you are after, buy this book. But if you want illustrations to go with the story, buy another version, preferably with John Tenniel's pictures. Kusama's colorful repetitive dots are lovely and fascinating, but they don't exactly support the flow of the story.
I gave it to my eight year old grand daughter for Christmas. She loved the art work and the story. A must for a child's library.
I'm always hunting for new versions/illustrations of Alice in Wonderland and this was a very unique book to pick up. I was unfamiliar with Yayoi Kusama's artwork before looking through this, and her artistic take on Alice in Wonderland is something I've never seen before. I get a slight psychedelic mixed with modern art feel from it. It is a special edition from Penguin Classics bound in canvas. The bright binding with polka dots definitely caught my attention in the bookstore. I would recommend this more for adults and Alice fans looking for something new for their collection.