J. R. R. Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator (Hardback)
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J. R. R. Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator (Hardback)

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Hardback 208 Pages / Published: 19/10/1995
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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.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780261103221
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 1135 g
Dimensions: 286 x 226 x 20 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition


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'Tolkien at his relaxed and ingenious best'
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