Pictures by J.R.R. Tolkien

by J. R. R. Tolkien

On Sale: 09/03/2024

Pictures by J.R.R. Tolkien

by J. R. R. Tolkien

On Sale: 09/03/2024

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About the Book

With Christopher Tolkien as your guide, take a tour through this colourful gallery of enchanting art by J.R.R. Tolkien, as published originally in the first groundbreaking Tolkien Calendars of the 1970s.

This collection of pictures, with text by Christopher Tolkien, now reissued after almost 30 years, confirms J.R.R. Tolkien’s considerable talent as an artist. It provides fascinating insight into his visual conception of many of the places and events familiar to readers of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion.

Examples of his art range from delicate watercolours depicting Rivendell, the Forest of Lothlorien, Smaug and Old Man Willow, to drawings and sketches of Moria Gate and Minas Tirith. Together they form a comprehensive collection of Tolkien’s own illustrations for his most popular books.

Also included are many of his beautiful designs showing patterns of flowers and trees, friezes, tapestries and heraldic devices associated with the world of Middle-earth. In their variety and scope they provide abundant visual evidence of the richness of his imagination.

This enchanting gallery was personally selected by Christopher Tolkien who, through detailed notes on the sources for each picture, provides unique insight into the artistic vision of his father, J.R.R. Tolkien.

Critical Praise

‘Art is the process that produces by the way (it is not its only or ultimate object) Secondary Belief.’

J.R.R. Tolkien

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780008484453
  • ISBN 10: 0008484457
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 09/03/2024
  • Pages: 112
  • List Price:45.00 CAD
  • BISAC1 : ART / General
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
  • BISAC3 : ART / Techniques / Watercolor Painting
  • BISAC4 : ART / Techniques / Pencil Drawing
  • BISAC5 : FICTION / Fantasy / General

Pictures by J.R.R. Tolkien by Christopher Tolkien

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