The Art of the Lord of the Rings

The Art of the Lord of the Rings

Regular price £25.00

Wayne G. Hammond

Category: Art & Design

Publication date: 5/11/23

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN 13: 9780198810506

Total Pages: 240 pages, 192 col illus

Weight: 1372

Dimensions: 261 x 264 x 26

A sumptuous full-colour art book containing the complete collection of almost 200 sketches, drawings, paintings and maps created by J.R.R. Tolkien for The Lord of the Rings. As he wrote The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien�_Ts mental pictures often found expression in drawing, from rough sketches made within the manuscript to more finished illustrations. Only a few of these were meant for publication; most were aids to help Tolkien conceive his complex story and keep it consistent. Many do not illustrate the final text, but represent moments of creation, illuminating Tolkien�_Ts process of writing and design. In addition to pictorial sketches, numerous maps follow the development of the Shire and the larger landscape of Middle-earth, while inscriptions in runes and Elvish script, and �_~facsimile�_T leaves from the burned and blood-stained Book of Mazarbul, support Tolkien�_Ts pose as an �_~editor�_T or �_~translator�_T of ancient records. The Art of The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien collects these drawings, inscriptions, maps, and plans in one volume. More than 180 images are included, all of them printed in colour from high-quality scans and photographs. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull, two of the world�_Ts leading Tolkien scholars, have edited the book and provide an expert introduction and comments. Readers who have enjoyed The Art of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, with which the book is uniform, will find much of interest also in The Art of The Lord of the Rings.