A full colour fold-out poster-map of the First Age of Tolkien’s Middle-earth, together with a background booklet about the territory and the events which took place there.
This magnificent map will take you to the First Age of Middle-earth, many thousands of years before the events chronicled in The Lord of the Rings. This was the setting for the great War of the Jewels, as recounted in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Silmarillion.
The Map of Beleriand and the Lands to the North is faithfully reproduced in full colour by John Howe, based on the original map by Christopher Tolkien. Embellished with heraldic emblems and dramatic scenes from The Silmarillion, it completes the trio of authorized Tolkien maps by John Howe.
The map is accompanied by an illustrated booklet by Tolkien expert and playwright Brian Sibley which details the background to The Silmarillion and includes a gazetteer of the many places shown on the map.
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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.
BRIAN SIBLEY is a writer and broadcaster with a life-long interest in fantasy books and cinema. His fascination with J. R. R. Tolkien and the myths and history of Middle-earth first led to his critically-acclaimed 26-part BBC radio dramatisation of The Lord of the Rings in which the role of Frodo was played by Ian Holm, who went on to portray Bilbo in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, a role he is now reprising inThe Hobbit.
Brian’s subsequent radio dramas included several of Tolkien’s short novels collected under the title Tales from the Perilous Realm, C. S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia, John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress, two series of Tales of the Bizarre by Ray Bradbury, novels by Roald Dahl, J B Priestley and James Thurber as well as Mervyn Peake’s Titus Groan and Gormenghast which won him the prestigious Sony Radio Award. A recent return to Peake country resulted in a six-hour serialisation entitled The History of Titus Groan, recipient of the 2012 BBC Audio Drama Award for Best Dramatisation.
His books include Three Cheers for Pooh, Chicken Run: Hatching the Movie, The Making of The Pirates!, Cracking Animation, The Disney Studio Story, The Book of Guinness Advertising, The Land of Narnia and Shadowlands, as well as his collaboration with John Howe on J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Maps of Middle-earth.
Following on from his award-winning accounts of the making of Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and his official biography, Peter Jackson: A Filmmaker's Journey, Brian returns to chronicle the making of the The Hobbit.Dalla quarta di copertina:
Before Middle-earth there was Beleriand, the setting of the great War of the Jewels which took place many generations before the events of 'The Lord of the Rings'. This was Morgoth’s territory before the cataclysmic events which transformed the landscape into that in which Frodo and his countrymen undertook their quest for the Rings of Power.
'The Map of Tolkien’s Beleriand and the Lands to the North' is skilfully and faithfully reproduced by John Howe. Lavishly rendered in full colour and depicting a montage of heraldic emblems and dramatic scenes from 'The Silmarillion', it completes the trilogy of authorized Tolkien maps by John Howe.
The map is accompanied by an illustrated booklet by Tolkien expert and playwright Brian Sibley which examines the principal events which took place on the map, together with the history of 'The Silmarillion' and its relevance to Tolkien’s other major works.
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Descrizione libro HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1999. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110261103725
Descrizione libro HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1999. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0261103725
Descrizione libro HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1999. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 261103725