The Illustrated World of Tolkien

The Illustrated World of Tolkien
Author: David Day
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780753734049
Available:
Release: 2019-10-19
Editor: Pyramid
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Tolkien's works have inspired artists for generations and have given rise to myriad interpretations of the rich and magical worlds he created. The Illustrated World of Tolkien gathers together artworks and essays from expert illustrators, painters and etchers, and fascinating and scholarly writing from renowned Tolkien expert David Day, and is an exquisite reference guide for any fan of Tolkien's work, Tolkien's world and the imaginative brilliance his vision inspired.

Tolkien

Tolkien
Author: David Day
Pages: 279
ISBN: 9780684839790
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Release: 1991
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sections alphabetically list facts about the history, geography, sociology, natural history, and biography of Tolkien's imaginary world

Middle Earth

Middle Earth
Author: David Wenzel,Lin Carter
Pages: 64
ISBN: 0878180141
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Release: 1977-01-01
Editor: Como Sales
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Drawings in black and white and in color illustrate the world of the hobbit.

Guide to Tolkien s World

Guide to Tolkien s World
Author: David Day
Pages: 287
ISBN: 0753720809
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Release: 2010
Editor: Bounty Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Guide to Tolkien's World seeks to do justice to the creatures and their world through more than one hundred fantasy illustrations. All kinds of beings are shown, be they vast winged dragons, earthbound creatures of evil, or simple flowers. David Day has identified and analyzed 129 separate races. Each is clearly explained in terms of its physical appearance, language, behaviour and culture.The purpose of Guide to Tolkien's World is not to retell their stories, but to make Tolkien's own book more accessible by identifying his creatures and explaining their roles in his epic world.

An Encyclopedia of Tolkien

An Encyclopedia of Tolkien
Author: David Day
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9781645170105
Available:
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

Ring Legends of Tolkien

Ring Legends of Tolkien
Author: David Day
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781645177364
Available:
Release: 2020-11-10
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Learn the most popular legends about the Rings of Power! The history of J. R. R. Tolkien's fictional world of Middle-earth is filled with an ongoing struggle between good and evil, centered on a set of rings forged by Elves and an evil sorcerer. The Ring Legends of Tolkien recounts stories and conflicts surrounding the Rings of Power. Insightful commentary by Tolkien scholar David Day discusses how people, tactics, and weapons were used to obtain and control the rings, and also how the legends of Middle-earth relate to the real-world mythology on which Tolkien based his famous literary creation. Maps and full-color illustrations help bring this rich universe to life, making it an invaluable reference book for Tolkien fans of all ages. This work is unofficial and is not authorized by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers.

Atlas of Tolkien

Atlas of Tolkien
Author: David Day
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781626865167
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Release: 2015-10-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Tolkien? There’s a map for that! J. R. R. Tolkien’s fictional universe is as vast as the human imagination, so an atlas is a helpful tool to get around. Consider this book your navigational guide to Middle-earth and the Undying Lands. Maps, images, and vivid descriptions in full color create an enchanting reference to all the fantastical places and creatures that sprung from Tolkien’s mind. The deluxe, heat-burnished cover makes this a charming addition to your Tolkien library. This work is unofficial and is not authorized by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers.

The Epic World of Tolkien

The Epic World of Tolkien
Author: Editors of Thunder Bay Press
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781645174585
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Release: 2020-10-13
Editor: Thunder Bay Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Add your own color to Tolkien fantasies with these illustrations from renowned artists. This beautiful coloring book—suitable for Tolkien fans of all ages—presents more than 100 pages of famous scenes from Middle-earth. It includes the Trees of the Valar and Mount Doom, and characters as beloved as Gandalf the wizard or as feared as Smaug the dragon. Line art by renowned artists illustrates the fantastical world of Middle-earth and is ready to be colored. This work is unofficial and is not authorized by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers.

The World of Tolkien

The World of Tolkien
Author: David Day
Pages: 184
ISBN: 0785830162
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Release: 2013-01-14
Editor: Chartwell Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The World of Tolkien draws out the anthologies within The Lord of the Rings that render this epic a timeless mythology for the modern age. This book reveals the vast array of mythological, historical, literary, linguistic, and creative sources that the writer drew upon to create his absorbing, ever popular world. This is a comprehensive guide, perfect for Middle-earth novices and super fans, to uncovering the "real world" inspiration behind the gods and Demi gods, races of men, elves and dwarves, wizards and hobbits, creatures and monsters, cities, geography, battles, and major events in the history of Middle-earth. Tolkein was inspired by a huge body of national mythologies in creating his world. Numerous fairy tales and legends are echoed in the narrative, while many locations are based on real cities and places. For example, did you know that: "Bag End" was the name used locally for Tolkien's Aunt Jane's Worcestershire far. Orcs share many of their characteristics with the repulsive mythical Chinese creatures known as "kouei" The wizard Gandalf was partly inspired by the Norse god Odin. Stunningly illustrated with 100 color and black and white illustrations, this is essential reading for Tolkien enthusiasts of all generations.

Tolkien Bestiary

Tolkien Bestiary
Author: David Day
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0517120771
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Release: 1995-02-05
Editor: Gramercy Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A comprehensive reference guide to the history, creatures, races, flora, and fauna of J. R. R. Tolkien's imaginary worlds features more than a hundred black-and-white drawings and thirty-six full-color paintings by eleven of Europe's best fantasy artists.

Tolkien s Ring

Tolkien s Ring
Author: David Day
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781909108493
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Release: 2012-11-26
Editor: Pavilion
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Tolkien's Ring, David Dayshows how theLord of the Rings is the result of an ancient story-telling tradition; and how, by drawing upon the world's primary myths and legends, J.R.R Tolkien created his own mythology for the twentieth century.

The Hobbits of Tolkien

The Hobbits of Tolkien
Author: David Day
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781645171461
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Release: 2020-02-25
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Everything you’ll ever need to know about Hobbits! The history of J. R. R. Tolkien's fictional world of Middle-earth starts with one magical word: Hobbit. From that word came a sentence, and then a grand story poured forth to create the infamous fantasy realm studied, written about, and enjoyed by millions. The Hobbits of Tolkien examines the origins of Tolkien’s most intriguing race. Insightful commentary by Tolkien scholar David Day explores their shire, their society, and their significance in the epic tales of The Lord of the Rings. Illustrations, charts, and commentary help bring this rich universe to life, making it an invaluable reference book for Tolkien fans of all ages. This work is unofficial and is not authorized by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers.

The Heroes of Tolkien

The Heroes of Tolkien
Author: David Day
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781684121045
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Release: 2018-06-05
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

J. R. R. Tolkien's fictional world of Middle-earth is filled with great heroes who rose in the face of crisis to shape the course of that world's history. This volume examines the complexities surrounding Tolkien's portrayal of good and evil, analyzing the most celebrated heroes from the earliest days of Arda to the end of the War of the Ring. Men, elves, dwarves, and their allies are covered in detail, and each hero's role in the battle against the forces of evil is discussed at length. This work is unofficial and is not authorized by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers.

A Dictionary of Tolkien

A Dictionary of Tolkien
Author: David Day
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780753728550
Available:
Release: 2015-08-17
Editor: Bounty
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Arranged in a handy A-Z format, A Dictionary of Tolkien explores and explains the creatures, plants, events and places that make up these strange and wonderful lands. It is essential reading for anyone who loves Tolkien's works and wants to learn more about them. This book is unofficial and is not authorised by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers.

Tolkien s World

Tolkien s World
Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Pages: 137
ISBN: 1567312489
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Release: 1992
Editor: Mjf Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Each painting is accompanied by a page of text drawn from the work that inspired it, describing the scene the artist has chosen to illustrate.

The Dark Powers of Tolkien

The Dark Powers of Tolkien
Author: David Day
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781684127726
Available:
Release: 2019-03-26
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A compendium of villains of Middle-earth. The vast fictional universe of J. R. R. Tolkien contains many dark terrors to challenge the forces of good. This compendium of villains includes battle timelines, genealogy charts for creature races, striking illustrations, and well-researched commentary on the evil forces that dwell in Middle-earth. This unique title is a conversation starter as well as a great read. This work is unofficial and is not authorized by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers.

A Middle earth Traveller Sketches from Bag End to Mordor

A Middle earth Traveller  Sketches from Bag End to Mordor
Author: John Howe
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780008226794
Available:
Release: 2018-10-04
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Let acclaimed Tolkien artist John Howe take you on an unforgettable journey across Middle-earth, from Bag End to Mordor, in this richly illustrated sketchbook fully of previously unseen artwork, anecdotes and meditations on Middle-earth.

The Battles of Tolkien

The Battles of Tolkien
Author: David Day
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781684120116
Available:
Release: 2017-06-15
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The defining battles from the history of Middle-earth are presented in a single, entertaining volume. The history of J. R. R. Tolkien's fictional world of Middle-earth is filled with epic battles in an ongoing struggle between good and evil. The Battles of Tolkien recounts many of the greatest conflicts over thousands of years, from the earliest skirmishes of the Valarian Ages to the defining battles in the War of the Ring. Insightful commentary by Tolkien scholar David Day discusses how the people, tactics, and weapons influenced the outcome of each battle, and also how the legends of Middle-earth relate to the real-world mythology on which Tolkien based his famous literary creation. Maps and full-color illustrations help bring this rich universe to life, making it an invaluable reference book for Tolkien fans of all ages. This work is unofficial and is not authorized by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers.

The Complete Tolkien Companion

The Complete Tolkien Companion
Author: J. E. A. Tyler
Pages: 736
ISBN: 9781466866454
Available:
Release: 2014-03-18
Editor: St. Martin's Griffin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For all those who journey to J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth, here is the complete guide to its lands, legends, histories, languages, and people. The Complete Tolkien Companion explains, translates, and links every single reference - names, dates, places, facts, famous weapons, even food and drink - to be found in Tolkien's world, which includes not only The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings but also The Simarillion and many other posthumously published works. A detailed explanation of the various Elvish writing systems, together with maps, charts, and genealogical tables, bring the remarkable genius of Tolkien and the unforgettable world and wonder of Middle Earth to life with focus and accuracy. Presented in alphabetical order for quick and easy reference, this is an indispensable accompaniment for anyone who embarks on the reading journey of a lifetime. First published in 1976, this edition has been fully revised and updated for a new century of Tolkien lovers.

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.