J.R.R. Tolkien, Artist & Illustrator

J.R.R. Tolkien, Artist & Illustrator

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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: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., c1995
ISBN: 9780261103221
0261103229
9780395748169
039574816X
Branch Call Number: 741.942 T64h
Characteristics: 200 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Feb 12, 2018

Not until recently (when I accidentally came across this book) - Had I ever known that the renowned author of "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings", J.R.R. Tolkien was, indeed, something of a graphic artist and illustrator, as well.

Meticulously compiled by Wayne Hammond and Christina Scull - This fine book thoroughly explores Tolkien's artwork, from his childhood paintings and drawings to his final sketches.

This glossy volume also includes 200 reproductions of Tolkien's work, many in colour and over half published here for the very first time.

(*Trivia note*) - Tolkien's initials J.R.R. stand for John Roland Reuel.

Tolkien died in 1973 at the age of 81.

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