The ultimate celebration of the second Hobbit
movie reveals the full creative vision of the art and design teams
with more than 1,000 exclusive images and photos, including designs
and concepts that never made it to the big screen.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Chronicles - Art &
Design explores and celebrates the creative vision of the
second film in Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson''s
trilogy adaptation of The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien.
This lavish volume follows Bilbo, Gandalf and Thorin''s Company
of Dwarves eastward, through hitherto unseen regions of
Middle-earth, on their quest to reclaim the lost realm of Erebor
from the Dragon Smaug. Exploring the design and development of the
environments, cultures, creatures and artefacts encountered by the
characters, it is filled with more than 1,000 stunning images of
conceptual art, supplementary photographs and detailed commentary
provided by the film''s cast and crew.
As a bonus feature, unique to this book, there is a special
fold-out replica of the portrait of the Master of Lake-town, played
by Stephen Fry, exactly as it appears in the film.
Compiled by Weta Workshop senior concept designer Daniel
Falconer, this is the third book in The Hobbit: Chronicles
series and it has been created in full collaboration with key
members of the production''s creative team to ensure the most
comprehensive and authentic film companion possible.