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The Art of The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien (2015)

by Wayne G. Hammond, Christina Scull, J. R. R. Tolkien (Illustrator)

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As a research volume this is outstanding - every sketch, down to the little squiggles in the manuscript meant to help work out the geography, that Tolkien made in the course of writing or to accompany The Lord of the Rings. Anyone interested in the particulars of the geography of Middle-earth, or in how a writer can use maps and sketches to work out details of fiction, should take a look at this.
  jen.e.moore | Jan 3, 2016 |
Absolutely beautiful. As in Artist and Illustrator, we once again see that Professor Tolkien was almost as accomplished an artist as he was a writer. Ends too abruptly, though. ( )
  5hrdrive | Dec 26, 2015 |
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Hammond, Wayne G.primary authorall editionsconfirmed
Scull, Christinamain authorall editionsconfirmed
Tolkien, J. R. R.Illustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Kankaanpää, JaakkoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0544636341, Hardcover)

J.R.R. Tolkien's complete artwork for his magisterial novel, published on the sixtieth anniversary of The Lord of the Rings

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 color 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.

(retrieved from Amazon Sat, 18 Jul 2015 04:33:20 -0400)

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.… (more)

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