JRR Tolkien: Artist & Illustrator

By: Wayne G Hammond & Christina Scull

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ISBN
9780261103221
Date Released
Binding
Hardcover
Pages
208
Dimensions
220 x 280mm

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A lavishly-illustrated study of Tolkien's paintings and drawings, set in the context of his writings.

JRR 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.

'JRR Tolkien: Artist & Illustrator' contains 200 reproductions, over half of which are in colour and many published for the first time.
ISBN:
9780261103221
Publication Date:
01 / 05 / 2004
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
220 x 280mm

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