The Art of the Lord of the Rings by J R R Tolkien

The Art of the Lord of the Rings by J R R  Tolkien
Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Pages: 240
ISBN: 0544636341
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Release: 2015-10-13
Editor: Houghton Mifflin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Tolkien's complete artwork for "The Lord of the Rings," presented for the first time in celebration of its 60th anniversary, includes more than 180 sketches, drawings, paintings, maps, and plans, more than half of which have not been previously published.

The Art of The Lord of the Rings 60th Anniversary Slipcased Edition

The Art of The Lord of the Rings  60th Anniversary Slipcased Edition
Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Pages: 240
ISBN: 0008105758
Available:
Release: 2015-10-01
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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."

The Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings
Author: Gary Russell
Pages: 192
ISBN: 0618212906
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Release: 2002
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

More than five hundred images, ranging from the earliest pencil sketches and conceptual drawings to paintings and film stills, document the art and artistry of the film "The Lord of the Rings, the Fellowship of the Ring."

The Art of The Lord of the Rings

The Art of The Lord of the Rings
Author: Gary Russell
Pages: 223
ISBN: 0618510834
Available:
Release: 2004
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A behind-the-scenes view of the art and design of the film trilogy captures pivotal scenes and characters and features the work of Alan Lee, John Howe, and other artists and designers who offer their own take on the design process.

The Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings
Author: Gary Russell
Pages: 192
ISBN: 0007135637
Available:
Release: 2002
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With complete access to artwork created over a five-year period, this book illustrates the creative development of the movie The Fellowship of the Ring. This official book contains over 500 images: from the earliest pencil sketches and conceptual drawings to paintings that shaped the look of the film. Contributing artists include John Howe and Alan Lee; artists that have inspired Peter Jackson's vision of Middle-earth and worked with him to bring the trilogy to the big screen. Peter Jackson is among 12 contributors who explain the background to the images. The book covers the opening sequence, locations, costumes, armoury and creatures. The artists who created these diverse elements explain how they contributed to the development of the film. There are also photographs showing the realisation of the creative process and some stills from the film.

The Hobbit Sketchbook

The Hobbit Sketchbook
Author: Alan Lee
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9780008226756
Available:
Release: 2019-09-19
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This richly illustrated book celebrates in words and pictures the beautiful work that award-winning artist Alan Lee produced for J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, and includes dozens of brand-new paintings and pencil drawings exploring the world of Bilbo Baggins.

The Art of the Hobbit by J R R Tolkien

The Art of the Hobbit by J R R  Tolkien
Author: Wayne G. Hammond,John Ronald Reuel Tolkien,Christina Scull
Pages: 143
ISBN: 0547928254
Available:
Release: 2011
Editor: Houghton Mifflin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Analyzes and illuminates Tolkien's lesser-known achievements as an artist and collects the complete artwork created for "The Hobbit," including over one hundred sketches, paintings, maps, and plans.

The J R R Tolkien Collection

The J  R  R  Tolkien Collection
Author: J R R Tolkien
Pages: 2704
ISBN: 0007488203
Available:
Release: 2012-08-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This lavish gift box of Tolkien's seminal works comprises five deluxe slipcased editions - The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, The Children of Hurin, and Tales from the Perilous Realm. With an individual retail value of GBP340, this quintet represents a saving of GBP90, and only 100 sets have been made.

The Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings
Author: Gary Russell
Pages: 224
ISBN: 0618430296
Available:
Release: 2004
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Showcases the development of the imagery from the third Tolkien-inspired movie, from concept drawings to full-color paintings and digital artwork, and includes commentaries by the featured artists and designers.

The Lord of the Rings Sketchbook

The Lord of the Rings Sketchbook
Author: Alan Lee
Pages: 192
ISBN: 0618640142
Available:
Release: 2005
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A large-format collection of drawings and paintings culled from the illustrated edition of the Lord of the Rings and the recent film trilogy includes more than 150 illustrations from the author as well as twenty full-color plates made for Peter Jackson's production company.

The Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings
Author: Gary Russell
Pages: 192
ISBN: 0007135645
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Release: 2003
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The is a guide to the design of the movie, illustrating its creative development. It contains over 500 images, from the earliest pencil sketches and conceptual drawings to the paintings that shaped the look of the film. Most aspects of the film are covered, from locations and costumes to weaponry and creatures. As well as the wealth of artwork there are also photographs showing the realisation of the creative process and some stills from the film.

J R R Tolkien

J R R  Tolkien
Author: Wayne G. Hammond,Christina Scull
Pages: 207
ISBN: 0618083618
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Release: 2000
Editor: Mariner Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A collection of more than two-hundred reproductions of Tolkien's drawings, sketches, and paintings explores his career as an artist.

The Fellowship of the Ring

The Fellowship of the Ring
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780547952017
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Release: 2012-02-15
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The first volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGS One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell into the hands of Bilbo Baggins, as told in The Hobbit. In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose. “A unique, wholly realized other world, evoked from deep in the well of Time, massively detailed, absorbingly entertaining, profound in meaning.” – New York Times

A Tolkien Tapestry

A Tolkien Tapestry
Author: Cor Blok
Pages: 159
ISBN: 0007437986
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Release: 2011
Editor: HarperCollins Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Fifty years ago, shortly after The Lord of the Rings was first published, Cor Blok read the trilogy and was completely captivated by its invention and epic storytelling. The breadth of imagination and powerful imagery inspired the young Dutch artist, and this spark of enthusiasm, coupled with his desire to create art that resembled a historical artefact in its own right, led to the creation of more than 100 paintings.Following an exhibition at the Hague in 1961, JRR Tolkien's publisher, Rayner Unwin, sent him five pictures. Tolkien was so taken with them that he met and corresponded with the artist and even bought some paintings for himself.The series bears comparison with the Bayeux Tapestry, in which each tells an epic and complex story in deceptively simple style, but beneath this simplicity lies a compelling and powerful language of form that becomes more effective as the sequence of paintings unfolds.The full-colour paintings in this new book are presented in story order so that the reader can enjoy them as the artist intended. They are accompanied by extracts from The Lord of the Rings and the artist also provides an extensive introduction illuminating the creation of the series and notes to accompany some of the major compositions. Many of the paintings appear for the very first time.Readers will find Cor Blok's work refreshing, provocative, charming and wholly memorable - the bold and expressive style that he created stands as a unique achievement in the history of fantasy illustration. Rarely has an artist captured the essence of a writer's work in such singular fashion; the author found much to admire in Cor Blok's work, and what higher accolade is there?

An Encyclopedia of Tolkien

An Encyclopedia of Tolkien
Author: David Day
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9781645170105
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Release: 2019-10-08
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A comprehensive, illustrated guide to the history, lands, and inhabitants of Middle-earth. The fantasy world of J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth contains a rich assortment of people, cities, and creatures—as well as a deep, intertwined history that spans thousands of years. In this beautifully illustrated volume, best-selling author and Tolkien scholar David Day presents four decades of research and writing on the lands and inhabitants Middle-earth. Sections of this A-to-Z dictionary are devoted to discussion of the battles, history, beasts, and heroes of Tolkien’s stories. This comprehensive volume on Tolkien’s world also includes an appendix of three primary legends that served as sources for Tolkien’s creations—the Volsunga saga, the Nibelungenlied, and Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle—and more than 200 black-and-white illustrations

The Hobbit Party

The Hobbit Party
Author: Jay Richards,Jonathan Witt
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9781586178239
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Release: 2014-09-18
Editor: Ignatius Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Anyone who has read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings can gather that their author hated tyranny, but few know that the novelist who once described himself as a hobbit Òin all but sizeÓ wasÑeven by hobbit standardsÑa zealous proponent of economic freedom and small government. There is a growing concern among many that the West is sliding into political, economic, and moral bankruptcy. In his beloved novels of Middle-Earth, J.R.R. Tolkien has drawn us a map to freedom. Scholar Joseph Pearce, who himself has written articles and chapters on the political significance of TolkienÕs work, testified in his book Literary Giants, Literary Catholics, ÒIf much has been written on the religious significance of The Lord of the Rings, less has been written on its political significanceÑand the little that has been written is often erroneous in its conclusions and ignorant of TolkienÕs intentionsÉ. Much more work is needed in this area, not least because Tolkien stated, implicitly at least, that the political significance of the work was second only to the religious in its importance.Ó Several books ably explore how TolkienÕs Catholic faith informed his fiction. None until now have centered on how his passion for liberty and limited government also shaped his work, or how this passion grew directly from his theological vision of man and creation. The Hobbit Party fills this void. The few existing pieces that do focus on the subject are mostly written by scholars with little or no formal training in literary analysis, and even less training in political economy. Witt and Richards bring to The Hobbit Party a combined expertise in literary studies, political theory, economics, philosophy, and theology.

The Lord of the Rings Movie Trilogy Coloring Book

The Lord of the Rings Movie Trilogy Coloring Book
Author: Warner Brothers Studio,J. R. R. Tolkien
Pages: 80
ISBN: 0062561480
Available:
Release: 2016-05-31
Editor: Harper Design
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Experience your favorite characters and enchanted scenes from one of the most famous fantasy worlds every created—Middle-earth—in a brilliant new way with this first authorized coloring book based on the Academy Award-winning epic motion picture trilogy The Lord of the Rings directed by Peter Jackson. The groundbreaking, award-winning The Lord of the Rings film trilogy directed by Peter Jackson brought J.R.R. Tolkien's magical world of Middle-earth radiantly to life for millions worldwide. Now, fans can explore this enchanted universe as never before with the official The Lord of the Rings Movie Trilogy Coloring Book. Embark on your own coloring adventure through the lands of Middle-earth, from the grim landscape of Mordor to the majestic realms of Minas Tirith and Rivendell, from the Fellowship's frightening journey through the mines of Moria to the Battle of Pelennor Fields. The Lord of the Rings Movie Trilogy Coloring Book is packed with black-and-white line illustrations-all breathtaking in detail-that showcase favorite characters, including Gandalf, Aragorn, Legolas, Frodo, Sam, and Gollum, as well as iconic creatures such as the tree-like Ents, the fearsome Balrog and the hideous Shelob. This companion book also features some of the unforgettable props used in the films, such as the One Ring, Frodo's sword Sting, and Arwen's beautiful Evenstar. The line drawings in The Lord of the Rings Movie Trilogy Coloring Book are printed on heavy stock paper that absorb colors and prevents them from bleeding through no matter which medium-paint, marker, pen, pencil, or crayon-you choose. Whether you want to color each image true to life or prefer to add your own imaginative flourish, the choice is up to you! An exciting, artistic journey through Middle-earth, The Lord of the Rings Movie Trilogy Coloring Book is ideal for dedicated Rings fans, coloring enthusiasts, and anyone looking for a few hours of creative fun.

The Fellowship of the Ring

The Fellowship of the Ring
Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Pages: 398
ISBN: 0618346252
Available:
Release: 2003-09
Editor: Mariner Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

After discovering the true nature of the One Ring, Bilbo Baggins entrusts it to the care of his young cousin, Frodo, who is charged with bringing about its destruction and thus foiling the plans of the Dark Lord.

Greg And Tim Hildebrandt The Tolkien Years

Greg And Tim Hildebrandt  The Tolkien Years
Author: Gregory Hildebrandt
Pages: 131
ISBN: 0756779545
Available:
Release: 2004-05-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Author Greg Hildebrandt, Jr., son & nephew of the internationally renowned fantasy artists, witnessed the making of the paintings for the best-selling Tolkien calendars. In this lavishly illustrated book, he shares his recollections of their creation, from idyllic Hobbiton to fearsome Mordor. This volume includes a unique collection of original sketches & photographs for the paintings & is filled with commentary by the Hildebrandt Brothers. It also features a pull-out poster of an original painting, created especially for this book. Introduction by Ian Summers, the art director for the calendars who recognized the Hildebrandt brothers' unique talent.

The Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings
Author: Gary Russell
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780007219087
Available:
Release: 2007
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Featuring over 500 sketches, paintings, sculptures and digital artworks, as well as the expert commentaries of the actual artists throughout, this book offers a wealth of detail available nowhere else on how J.R.R. Tolkien's spellbinding literary work was turned into unforgettable movie magic.