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The Art of the Hobbit

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The Art of the Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
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J.R.R. Tolkien's complete artwork for The Hobbit, presented for the first time in this edition. When J.R.R. Tolkien wrote The Hobbit, he was already an accomplished amateur artist, and drew illustrations for his book while it was still in manuscript. The Hobbit as first printed had ten black-and-white pictures, two maps, and binding and dust jacket designs by its author. Later, Tolkien also painted five scenes for color plates, which comprise some of his best work. His illustrations for The Hobbit add an extra dimension to that remarkable book, and have long influenced how readers imagine Bilbo Baggins and his world. Written and edited by leading Tolkien experts Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull, The Art of The Hobbitby J.R.R. Tolkien showcases the complete artwork created by the author for his story--including related pictures, more than one hundred sketches, drawings, paintings, maps, and plans. Some of these images are published here for the first time, others for the first time in color, allowing Tolkien's Hobbit pictures to be seen completely and more vividly than ever before.

Author Biography

WAYNE G. HAMMOND and CHRISTINA SCULL are leading experts on Tolkien and the authors of the acclaimed J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator, The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, and The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide.
Release date NZ
September 18th, 2012
Brand
Audience
  • General (US: Trade)
Contributors
  • Edited by Christina Scull
  • Edited by Wayne G. Hammond
Country of Publication
China
Illustrations
Illustrations, color
Imprint
Houghton Mifflin
Pages
144
Dimensions
262x257x18
ISBN-13
9780547928258
Product ID
19854200

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