A lavishly-illustrated study of Tolkien’s paintings and drawings, set in the context of his writings.
J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973), renowned author of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion was an artist in pictures as well as in words. In fact, for him the two were closely linked, and in his paintings and drawings he displayed remarkable powers of invention that equalled his gift for words. His books have been read by many thousands; most of his art, however, has only been seen by a few.
This book explores Tolkien’s art at length, from his childhood paintings and drawings to his final sketches. At its heart are his illustrations for his books, 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 Mr. Bliss), his expressive calligraphy, his love of decoration, and his contributions to the typography and design of his books.
J.R.R. Tolkien, Artist and Illustrator contains 200 reproductions, over half of which are in colour and many published for the first time.
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Wayne G Hammond is a librarian at the Chapin Library of Rare Books at Williams College Massachusetts. He is the author of The Graphic Art of C.B. Falls (1892), J.R.R. Tolkien: A Descriptive Bibliography (1993), and regular notes on Tolkien in the journal Mythlore.
Christina Scull is the former librarian of Sir John Soane’s Museum, London. She is the author of The Soane Hogarths (1991), edits the journal The Tolkien Collector, and frequently writes and speaks about Tolkien.Dalla quarta di copertina:
J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973) renowned author of 'The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings' and 'The Silmarillion', was an artist in pictures as well as in words. Though he often remarked that he had no talent for drawing, his art has charmed his readers and has been exhibited to large and appreciative audiences the world over. In fact, his talent was far more than he admitted to, and he possessed a keen and natural sense of design.
'J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator' explores Tolkien’s art at length, form his childhood paintings and drawings to his final sketches. At its heart are his illustrations for his books, especially his tales of Middle-earth. Also examined are the pictures Tolkien made for his children, his expressive calligraphy, his love of decoration, and his contributions to the typography and design of his books.
With 200 reproductions, many in full colour, this lavishly-produced book offers a perfect opportunity for anyone wishing to discover a largely unexplored aspect of J.R.R. Tolkien’s character.
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Descrizione libro HarperCollins Publishers Limited, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 1998. Trade Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Heavy item - likely to require additional postage. Codice libro della libreria 13971
Descrizione libro HarperCollins, 1998. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Coprners slightly worn Good items may show signs of prior usage and have cover and corners worn, but items is in good overall condition inside and out. May contain stickers/stamps or previous owners name (May contain gift note). For detailed description please contact seller. Codice libro della libreria mon0001226639
Descrizione libro HarperCollins Publishers, NY, 1998. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. 1st. 208 page large paperback with many illustrations (color and b/w). Signed by the authors on the title page. This work looks at Tolkien as artist - from his childhood paintings to calligraphy and typography, but concentrates on his illustrations of Middle-Earth. Very good condition - unmarked, tight and clean. Size: 81/2x11. Signed by Author(s). Codice libro della libreria 533288
Descrizione libro HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS LTD. Paperback. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. Very Good: Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have light creases on the cover and binding. Codice libro della libreria 2624096078
Descrizione libro HARPERCOLLINS 1995, 1995. 1st edition paperback , good+ large format, ex library in plastic protective jacket, 208 pages, last page of index creased but overall not heavily used, clean, tight, bright copy. Codice libro della libreria 044562