The Hobbit: The Art Of The Unexpected Journey

by J.R.R. Tolkien

Harpercollins (uk) | December 14, 2012 | Hardcover

The Hobbit: The Art Of The Unexpected Journey is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Chronicles - Art & Design is packed with more than 1,000 images of concept artwork, photographs and development paintings by the artists working behind the scenes to bring Middle-earth to life, each of whom provides detailed and entertaining commentary that reveals the story behind the vision.

As a bonus feature unique to this book, there is a special fold-out map printed in glow-in-the-dark ink and a three-page fold-out replica of Bilbo''s contract.

Compiled by Weta Workshop senior concept designer Daniel Falconer, this is the first in a series of lavish hardback books written and designed by the award-winning team at Weta, who are working closely with the production team to guarantee that these books will be bursting with insider information and stunning visual imagery.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 256 pages, 9.88 × 12.38 × 0.83 in

Published: December 14, 2012

Publisher: Harpercollins (uk)

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0007487339

ISBN - 13: 9780007487332

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Rated out of 5 by from The Hobbit: The Art of The Unexpected Journey is a beautiful book. I fell in love with the conceptual makeup and costume designs for the characters in the movie. I was inspired by the detail of costume, accessories and set design. It offers dozens of original sketches, photos from the film and hundreds of images of concepts for the film by make up artists, set designers and Weta workshop. I loved this book.
Date published: 2013-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely amazing This book is really for all the movie's fans! I'm very pleased with this book and adore it. Each picture, each drawing are inspiring for any artists. The size of the book is perfect! This book will be following me a lot for a long time. I highly recommand this, especially for the artists that want to create art based or about the serie and even cosplayers that want to recreate the costumes. Everything is very well detailed for that.
Date published: 2013-01-10

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The Hobbit: The Art Of The Unexpected Journey

by J.R.R. Tolkien

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 256 pages, 9.88 × 12.38 × 0.83 in

Published: December 14, 2012

Publisher: Harpercollins (uk)

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0007487339

ISBN - 13: 9780007487332

From the Publisher

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Chronicles - Art & Design is packed with more than 1,000 images of concept artwork, photographs and development paintings by the artists working behind the scenes to bring Middle-earth to life, each of whom provides detailed and entertaining commentary that reveals the story behind the vision.

As a bonus feature unique to this book, there is a special fold-out map printed in glow-in-the-dark ink and a three-page fold-out replica of Bilbo''s contract.

Compiled by Weta Workshop senior concept designer Daniel Falconer, this is the first in a series of lavish hardback books written and designed by the award-winning team at Weta, who are working closely with the production team to guarantee that these books will be bursting with insider information and stunning visual imagery.

About the Author

A writer of fantasies, Tolkien, a professor of language and literature at Oxford University, was always intrigued by early English and the imaginative use of language. In his greatest story, the trilogy The Lord of the Rings (1954--56), Tolkien invented a language with vocabulary, grammar, syntax, even poetry of its own. Though readers have created various possible allegorical interpretations, Tolkien has said: "It is not about anything but itself. (Certainly it has no allegorical intentions, general, particular or topical, moral, religious or political.)" In The Adventures of Tom Bombadil (1962), Tolkien tells the story of the "master of wood, water, and hill," a jolly teller of tales and singer of songs, one of the multitude of characters in his romance, saga, epic, or fairy tales about his country of the Hobbits. Tolkien was also a formidable medieval scholar, as attested to by, among other works, Beowulf: The Monster and the Critics (1936) and his edition of Anciene Wisse:English Text of the Anciene Riwle. Hos latest work, The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún, was never before published. It was written while Tolkien was Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford during the 1920's and 1930's before The Lord of the Rings.
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