YA?A fascinating glimpse into the life of the writer and artist. Over 200 reproductions of Tolkien's paintings, drawings, and sketches fill this engaging title. Basically arranged chronologically into six sections, the book explores the man's early work; visions, myths, and legends; art for children; The Hobbit; "The Lord of the Rings"; and patterns and devices. In a readable style, Hammond and Scull weave their subject's writing career with his love of art. Tolkien's use of inks, washes, watercolors, and pencil is examined. Many previously unpublished illustrations are included and preliminary sketches show how they developed. Excerpted text shows the art within the context of its completed work.?John Lawson, Fairfax County Public Library, VA
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Along with maps, Tolkien self-illustrated many of his works, and a large portion of his artwork is included in this volume with comment by the authors.
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Many pictures and design works. I would love to see more of the design procedure and sketches, though.Published 2 months ago by utuvien
Great buy!!! Was everything described. Glad I bought it. A must have for any fan of Tolkien.Published 6 months ago by jeremy
Lots of content, lots of pictures. Colours look great on the glossy pages. The written content is interesting although not particularly memorable. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Randy
It's really amazing. The pictures and the development of them are impressive. Professor Tolkien was a great draftsman!Published 14 months ago by Jéssica Helena Trombini
I am an adamant fan of all Tolkien's work, and am becoming a "completionist" when it comes to his published work. Read morePublished 17 months ago by mtd240