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.
Author: Wayne G. Hammond, Christina Scull
The paintings and drawings of J.R.R. Tolkien are featured in this illustrated study, seen in the context of his writing. He is the author of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion. This book explores Tolkien's art at length, from his childhood paintings and drawings to his final sketches. Central to the book are his illustrations for his works, especially his tales of Middle-earth. Also examined are the pictures Tolkien made for his children, notably in his Father Christmas letters and for the story of Mr Bliss, his calligraphy, his love of decoration, and his contributions to the typography and design of his books.
Myth and Magic
Author: John Howe
Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited
A portfolio of over 100 of John Howe's Tolkien and fantasy covers, calendars and exhibition paintings, with supporting notes, sketches and photographs by the artist. Includes Foreword by Peter Jackson, director of the $300 million film trilogy. For the first time ever, a portfolio of illustrated work from the award-winning artist John Howe, which reveals the breathtaking vision of one of the foremost fantasy artists in the world. Myth & Magic is arranged into six sections, that look at the books by J R R Tolkien that have inspired John - The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion and The History of Middle-earth - and is complemented by a fascinating tour through the paintings that he has produced for some of the finest fantasy authors working today. From the beloved painting of Smaug which decorates The Hobbit, his numerous and bestselling calendar illustrations, the world famous 'Gandalf' picture, which is synonymous with the HarperCollins one-volume edition of The Lord of the Rings, this large-format hardback will delight fans of Tolkien and anyone who has been captured by the imagination of the artist who so brilliantly brings to life the literary vision of J R R Tolkien.
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.
A selection of stunning poster paintings from the celebrated Tolkien artist Alan Lee - the man behind many of the striking images from The Lord of The Rings movie. The 50 paintings contained within the centenary edition of The Lord of the Rings in 1992 have themselves become classics and Alan Lee's interpretations are hailed as the most faithful to Tolkien's own vision. This new poster collection, a perfect complement to volume one, reproduces six more of the most popular paintings from the book in a format suitable either for hanging as posters or mounting and framing.
The Lord of the Rings
Author: Gary Russell
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
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.
This deluxe slipcased two-volume set is an insider's tour of twenty years of film-making magic at Weta Workshop and Weta Digital, the creative companies behind such celebrated films as The Lord of the Rings, Avatar, The Avengers, King Kong, District 9 and The Hobbit. Brimming with never-before-published content, including concept designs, sketches, making of and behind-the-scenes imagery, along with interview material from cast and crew members, it is a stunning look at how the costumes, creatures and characters, weaponry, and visual effects are created for some of the world's most iconic films. A director will have a vision in their head of the kind of movie they want to create but they always need great teams to realise that vision. This is what Weta Workshop and Weta Digital do. Based in Wellington, New Zealand, these two companies, founded by Peter Jackson, Jamie Selkirk, Tania Rodger and Richard Taylor have been an integral part of some of the most ground-breaking and acclaimed movies of all time.
The Lord of the Rings
Author: Wayne G. Hammond, Christina Scull
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Since its first publication fifty years ago, The Lord of the Rings has generated an almost unparalleled interest from both fans and critics alike. Every detail of its 500,000+ words has been examined and discussed, making it the most widely studied - and enjoyed - work of fiction of the 20th century.In The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull unravel the story of how an epic battle has been fought for decades, first by Professor Tolkien, then by his son, Christopher, to maintain the integrity of this huge story. They examine the work chapter by chapter, providing details of:,*Notes on significant author changes, when they entered, and any background history,*Notes on changes made by Christopher Tolkien, and differences between the earliest manuscripts and the printed text,*References to people, places and events that appear in other Tolkien books,*Explanations of unusual words,*Appearing for the first time, Tolkien's own "Guide to the Names in The Lord of the Rings", with fascinating notes by him about many of the names he inventedThe Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion will provide a unique insight into the creative process of a true genius, and will offer a detailed and informative account of how the Book of the Century has evolved from one generation to the next.
A portfolio of six oversized paintings from The Hobbit illustrated by award-winning artist and The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Movie Trilogy film designer, Alan Lee, individually printed on heavyweight stock suitable for framing. First published on 21st September 1937, The Hobbit is a beloved children's classic that is widely recognized as an international bestseller. It has now been adapted into an acclaimed film trilogy by Peter Jackson starring Martin Freeman as Bilbo, Ian McKellen as Gandalf, Andy Serkis as Gollum, and Benedict Cumberbatch playing both Smaug the Dragon and the Necromancer. Renowned Tolkien artist Alan Lee played a decisive role in shaping Jackson's vision of The Hobbit, and much of the look of the films can be traced back to the 25 paintings and wealth of pencil drawings that Alan produced for the illustrated 60th anniversary edition of the book. The six pictures contained in this poster collection are taken from those paintings and at 450 x 293mm are large enough to be suitable for hanging or mounting, offering you the chance to enjoy a window into Middle-earth in your own home.
The legend of Sleepy Hollow is one of the great tales of American folklore, supposedly stemming from Washington Irving's famous short story. But what if there was more to the ghostly fable than meets the eye? What if Irving's account was based on fact? And what if the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow was not unique, but merely one of a strange line of malevolent spirits sighted across the world, bringing misfortune to all that witness them? Within this book you will find long-forgotten lore about the headless spirits that have plagued mankind for centuries, and perhaps even now seek ingress into our world. The Headless Horseman, and others like him, is at large in the dark places of the world, and should one encounter such a revenant, it is said that tragedy will surely follow?
The Art of the Hobbit
Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, Wayne G. Hammond, Christina Scull
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
When J.R.R. Tolkien wrote HOBBIT he had become an accomplished amateur artist, and he was keen to contribute visually to the work. The finished book contained eight black and white drawings, five colour plates, two maps and his own jacket design. But behind these finished works there also lay a multitude of sketches and drawings, draft maps and runic designs, demonstrating Tolkien's careful planning and artistry. Indeed, every major artist who has illustrated the book subsequently has been influenced by Tolkien's own powerful visual conceptions.THE ART OF THE HOBBITcollects for the first time the complete surviving artwork that helped to underpin such a remarkable work of fiction. Written and edited by Tolkien experts Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull, authors of the acclaimed biographyTOLKIEN: ARTIST AND ILLUSTRATORthis book uses brand new digital scans from the Bodleian Library in Oxford to show off Tolkien's paintings in more vivid detail than ever before, making this a worthy and lasting tribute to a largely overlooked side of Tolkien's genius.
Available for the first time in paperback, this is the pre-eminent critical study, and exploration, of how myth and legend played such a significant role in the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.
Presented by Academy Award-winning director Sir Peter Jackson, the ultimate insider’s look at the conflicts and battles waged in The Hobbit movie trilogy: how they were devised, composed, designed, staged and more. Smaug’s fiery attack on Lake-town, the White Council’s raid of Dol Guldur, the ferocious Battle of the Five Armies itself—all of the conflicts waged in The Hobbit motion picture trilogy are examined in exquisite detail from the first skirmish to the ultimate conflagration in the trilogy’s dramatic conclusion. The Hobbit: The Art of War brings together all of the special effects imagery in the Weta archives and unprecedented access to Sir Peter Jackson—the genius behind some of the world’s biggest motion-picture franchises, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit—who shares his expertise and encyclopedic knowledge with fans as never before. The Hobbit: The Art of War takes fans inside this creative visionary’s mind and gives them an understanding of how he plotted each and every movement captured on film. Jackson offers in-depth discussions of the strategies of each army, the tactics they employed, and the significance of each collision between rival cultures. The cast members from the three films also share personal stories of how their characters’ tales are resolved. Meet the armies of digitally generated creatures these heroes must overcome, delve into the world of Weta Digital and the Motion Capture Studio. Discover how the largely digital battles were achieved, from the design and creation of the battles’ creatures and the fight choreography, to the extended environments and visual effects necessary to make Tolkien’s world vividly real. The Hobbit: The Art of War is packed with lavish galleries showcasing the costumes, armor, weapons, and props integral to the battles, as well as the stories behind their creation. With never-before-heard behind-the-scenes, on-the-set, and in-the-studio stories, and exclusive detailed content, The Hobbit: The Art of War is the ultimate Hobbit fan’s encyclopedia and a must have for all aficionados of the craft of filmmaking.
For over fifty years, New York Times bestseller Mastering the Art of French Cooking has been the definitive book on the subject for American readers. Featuring 524 delicious recipes, in its pages home cooks will find something for everyone, from seasoned experts to beginners who love good food and long to reproduce the savory delights of French cuisine, from historic Gallic masterpieces to the seemingly artless perfection of a dish of spring-green peas. Here Julia Child, Simone Beck, and Louisette Bertholle break down the classic foods of France into a logical sequence of themes and variations rather than presenting an endless and diffuse catalogue of dishes. Throughout, the focus is on key recipes that form the backbone of French cookery and lend themselves to an infinite number of elaborations—bound to increase anyone’s culinary repertoire. With over 100 instructive illustrations to guide readers every step of the way, Mastering the Art of French Cooking deserves a place of honor in every kitchen in America.
JRR Tolkien companion & guide
Author: Christina Scull, Wayne G. Hammond
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
An in-depth reference to Tolkien's life and works provides brief alphabetical entries on a wide range of topics that encompass the author's source materials, synopses of his writings, a chronology, analysis of his characters, and the personal and historic