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The Art of the Lord of the Rings

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The Art of the Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
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"Not exactly what I expected"
3 stars"
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I really did expect more paintings and images of artwork, instead it's mainly images of writing. It's good book to see Tolkien's thought process and evolution, just really disappointed by the lack of imagery. Still a great book for a Tolkien fan.

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A beautiful collection of Tolkiens artwork. A must for any Tolkien fan.

Description

To celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the publication of The Lord of the Rings, a sumptuous full-colour art book containing the complete collection of almost 200 sketches, drawings, paintings and maps by J.R.R. Tolkien. As he wrote The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien's mental pictures often found expression in drawing, from rough sketches made within the manuscript to more finished illustrations. Only a few of these were meant for publication; most were aids to help Tolkien conceive his complex story and keep it consistent. Many do not illustrate the final text, but represent moments of creation, illuminating Tolkien's process of writing and design. In addition to pictorial sketches, numerous maps follow the development of the Shire and the larger landscape of Middle-earth, while inscriptions in runes and Elvish script, and 'facsimile' leaves from the burned and blood-stained Book of Mazarbul, support Tolkien's pose as an 'editor' or 'translator' of ancient records. The Art of The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien collects these drawings, inscriptions, maps, and plans in one deluxe volume. More than 180 images are included, all of them printed in colour from high-quality scans and photographs, more than half not previously published. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull, two of the world's leading Tolkien scholars, have edited the book and provide an expert introduction and comments. Readers who have enjoyed The Art of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, with which the new book is uniform, will find much of interest also in The Art of The Lord of the Rings.

Author Biography

Christina Scull is the former librarian of Sir John Soane's Museum, London. She is the author of 'The Soane Hogarths' (1991), edits the journal 'The Tolkien Collector', and frequently writes and speaks about Tolkien. Her husband, Wayne G. Hammond, is Assistant Librarian in the Chapin Library of Rare Books, Williams College, author of the standard bibliography of Tolkien's works, 'J.R.R. Tolkien: A Descriptive Bibliography' (1993), and a regular contributor of Tolkien's notes to the journal 'Mythlore'. He also lectures on the history of printing and illustration and is a practising book designer and graphic artist - making him the ideal co-author of the acclaimed study of Tolkien's paintings and drawings, 'J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist & Illustrator'. The couple live in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Wayne G. Hammond, is Assistant Librarian in the Chapin Library of Rare Books, Williams College, author of the standard bibliography of Tolkien's works, J.R.R. Tolkien: A Descriptive Bibliography (1993), and a regular contributor of Tolkien's notes to the journal Mythlore. He also lectures on the history of printing and illustration and is a practising book designer and graphic artist - making him the ideal co-author of the acclaimed study of Tolkien's paintings and drawings, J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist & Illustrator. His wife Christina Scull is the former librarian of Sir John Soane's Museum, London, author of The Soane Hogarths (1991) and the editor of the magazine The Tolkien Collector. The couple live in Williamstown, Massachusetts.
Release date NZ
October 8th, 2015
Audience
  • General (US: Trade)
Contributors
  • Edited by Christina Scull
  • Edited by Wayne G. Hammond
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
60th Anniversary Slipcased edition
Illustrations
192 col illus
Imprint
HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Pages
240
Dimensions
261x261x29
ISBN-13
9780008105754
Product ID
23027965

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