Pictures by J.R.R. Tolkien

Pictures by J.R.R. Tolkien

Book - 1992
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Baker & Taylor
Reproductions of forty-eight paintings and drawings prepared as illustrations for Tolkien's works are accompanied by extant prestudies, black-and-white versions, and notes on preparation and publication

Blackwell North Amer
In this sumptuous collection of Tolkien's art, we gain a new understanding of the visual aspects of his remarkable imagination. This memorable collection will delight Tolkien enthusiasts with its beauty and its range. It contains 48 full-color reproductions of Tolkien's paintings and colored drawings, as well as original pen-and-ink drawings, some published here for the first time. Long out of print, the volume is now re-issued with a revised text by Christopher Tolkien.
Pictures will provide a unique and fascinating insight into Tolkien's visual conception of many of the places and characters familiar to readers of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion.
Examples of his art range from delicate watercolours depicting Rivendell, the Forest of Lothlorien, Smaug and Old Man Willow to drawings and sketches of Moria Gate and Minas Tirith. Together they form a comprehensive collection of Tolkien's own illustrations for his most popular books.
Also included are many of his beautiful designs showing patterns of flowers and trees, friezes, tapestries and heraldic devices associated with the world of Middle-earth. In their variety and scope they provide abundant visual evidence of the richness of his imagination.
Christopher Tolkien's text gives detailed notes on the sources for each picture.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, c1992
ISBN: 9780395606483
Branch Call Number: N6797.T64 A4 1992
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm
Additional Contributors: Tolkien, Christopher


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