J.r.r. Tolkien: Artist And Illustrator by Wayne G. HammondJ.r.r. Tolkien: Artist And Illustrator by Wayne G. Hammond

J.r.r. Tolkien: Artist And Illustrator

byWayne G. Hammond

Paperback | October 1, 2000

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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. Though he often remarked that he had no talent for drawing, his art has charmed his readers and has been exhibited to large and appreciative audiences the world over. In fact, his talent was far more than he admitted, and his sense of design was natural and keen.
J.R.R. TOLKIEN: ARTIST & ILLUSTRATOR 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, his expressive calligraphy, his love of decoration, and his contributions to the typography and design of his books.
With 200 reproductions, many in full colour, this lavishly-produced book offers a perfect opportunity for anyone wishing to discover a largely unexplored aspect of J.R.R. Tolkien's character.
Title:J.r.r. Tolkien: Artist And IllustratorFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 11.36 × 8.62 × 0.63 inPublished:October 1, 2000Publisher:Houghton Mifflin CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0618083618

ISBN - 13:9780618083619

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful Hammond and Scull, two of the most reliable Tolkien scholars I've read illuminate Tolkien's other artistic skills in this book. Not only was he an incredible writer, but Tolkien was skilled at other forms of art, and this book shows a sampling of his drawings and paintings that spans his life. It gives a different view of the well known author to see his non-written works. This is a book I'm glad to have, and I highly recommend it for other Tolkien lovers as well.
Date published: 2007-11-24

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