A portfolio of John Howe’s most popular Tolkien-inspired paintings, including his unsurpassed ‘Gandalf’ from The Lord of the Rings.
This new poster collection reproduces six of the most popular Tolkien cover paintings in a format suitable for framing or simply hanging as posters.
Contained in a high quality decorative folder, complete with background information, the pictures selected here are some of the finest examples of John Howe’s dramatic artwork and are sure to delight the legions of Tolkien fans who are often eager to find the Tolkien artwork in poster form. The pictures are:
€ Smaug from The Hobbit
€ Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings
€ The Dark Tower from The Two Towers
€ The Fall of Gondolin from The Silmarillion
€ Fingolfin’s Challenge to Morgoth from The Lays of Beleriand
€ Ulmo, the Lord of the Waters from Unfinished Tales
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John Howe was born in 1957 in Vancouver, Canada. He moved to France in 1976 and gained a Diploma in Illustration at the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs de Strasbourg in 1981. He has illustrated many French children’s books, but is best known for his Tolkien calendars, book jackets, maps and posters, and he is currently working as a production designer on New Line Cinema’s forthcoming Lord of the Rings movie trilogy.Dalla quarta di copertina:
There he lay, a vast red-golden dragon, fast asleep; a thrumming came from his jaws and nostrils, and wisps of smoke, but his fires were low in slumber. Beneath him, under all his limbs and huge coiled tail, and about him on all sides stretching away across the unseen floors, lay countless piles of precious things, gold wrought and unwrought, gems and jewels, and silver red-stained in the ruddy light.
'THE DARK TOWER'
In a low hesitating voice Pippin began again, and slowly his words grew stronger and clearer. 'I saw a dark sky, and tall battlements,' he said. 'And tiny stars. It seemed very far away and long ago, yet hard and clear. Then the stars went in and out – they were cut off by things with wings. Very big, I think, really; but in the glass they looked like bats wheeling round the tower. I thought there were nine of them. One began to fly straight towards me, getting bigger and bigger…'
THE TWO TOWERS
When evening in the Shire was grey
His footsteps on the hill were heard;
Before the dawn he went away
On journey long without a word.
From Wilderland to Western shore,
From northern waste to southern hill,
Through dragon-lair and hidden door
And darkling woods he walked at will.
THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING
'THE FALL OF GONDOLIN'
At last, in the year when Earendil was seven years old, Morgoth was ready, and he loosed upon Gondolin his Balrogs, and his Orcs, and his wolves; and with them came the dragons of the brood of Glarung, and they were become now many and terrible. The host of Morgoth came over the northern hills where the height was greatest and the watch least vigilant, and it came at night upon a time of festival, when all the people of Gondolin were upon the walls to await the rising sun, and sing their songs at its uplifting; for the morrow was the great feast that they named the Gates of Summer.
'ULMO, THE LORD OF WATERS'
The Tuor bowed in reverence, for it seemed to him that he beheld a might king. A tall crown he wore like silver, from which his long hair fell down as foam glimmering in the dusk; and as he cast back the grey mantle that hung about him like a mist, behold! He was clad in a gleaming coat, close-fitted as the mail of a mighty fish, and in a kirtle of deep green that flashed and flickered with sea-fire as he strode slowly towards the land. In this manner the Dweller of the Deep, whom the nolder named Ulmo, Lord of Waters, showed himself to Tuor son of Huor of the house of Hador beneath Vinymar.
'FINGOLFIN'S CHALLENGE TO MORGOTH'
In that vast shadow once of yore
Fingolfin stood: his shield he bore
with field of heaven's blue star
of crystal shining pale afar.
In overmasting wrath and hate
desperate he smoth upon that gate,
the Gnomish king, there standing lone,
while endless fortresses of stone
engulfed the thin clear ringing keen
of silver horn on baldric green.
His hopeless challenge dauntless cried
Fingolfin there: 'Come, open wide,
dark king, your ghastly brazen doors!…
THE LAYS OF BELERIAND
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Descrizione libro Six images of Middle-Earth. 460x297 mm .,HarperCollins,1993. 978-0261103108. *** A portfolio of John Howe's most popular Tolkien-inspired paintings, including his unsurpassed 'Gandalf' from The Lord of the Rings. This new poster collection reproduces six of the most popular Tolkien cover paintings in a format suitable for framing or simply hanging as posters. Contained in a high quality decorative folder, complete with background information, the pictures selected here are some of the finest examples of John Howe's dramatic artwork and are sure to delight the legions of Tolkien fans who are often eager to find the Tolkien artwork in poster form. The pictures are: Smaug from The Hobbit / Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings / The Dark Tower from The Two Towers / The Fall of Gondolin from The Silmarillion / Fingolfin's Challenge to Morgoth from The Lays of Beleriand / Ulmo, the Lord of the Waters from Unfinished Tales. Codice libro della libreria ABF3114