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The Art of the Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 2012 / Hardcover

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Created in time for the 75th anniversary of the publication of The Hobbit, this beautiful book will make a perfect gift for any Tolkien-fan.

Written and edited by Tolkien experts Wayne G. Hammond and Christian Schull, discover the complete artwork created by the author, including not only the original ten black-and-white illustrations, two maps, binding & dust jacket designs, and five color plates included for the publication of The Hobbit, but also more than 100 sketches, drawings, paintings, maps, and plans, some of which are published for the first time here. Oversize, glossy pages allow the art to be viewed in full definition. 10.25" x 10.25". 143 glossy pages, hardcover with dust jacket.

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 128
Vendor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 10.00 X 10.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0547928254
ISBN-13: 9780547928258
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Publisher's Description

J.R.R. Tolkien’s complete artwork for The Hobbit, presented for the first time in celebration of the 75th anniversary

When J.R.R. Tolkien wrote The Hobbit, he was already an accomplished amateur artist, and drew illustrations for his book while it was still in manuscript. The Hobbit as first printed had ten black-and-white pictures, two maps, and binding and dust jacket designs by its author. Later, Tolkien also painted five scenes for color plates, which comprise some of his best work. His illustrations for The Hobbit add an extra dimension to that remarkable book, and have long influenced how readers imagine Bilbo Baggins and his world.

Written and edited by leading Tolkien experts Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull, The Art of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien showcases the complete artwork created by the author for his story—including related pictures, more than one hundred sketches, drawings, paintings, maps, and plans. Some of these images are published here for the first time, others for the first time in color, allowing Tolkien’s Hobbit pictures to be seen completely and more vividly than ever before.

Author Bio

J.R.R. TOLKIEN (1892-1973) is the creator of Middle-earth and author of such classic and extraordinary works of fiction as The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. His books have been translated into more than fifty languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.

Editorial Reviews

“A splendid introduction to Tolkien the artist . . . Editors and experts Hammond and Scull walk through the classic book's publication history, providing context for the over 100 pieces of artwork, some never before published, which the author prepared to accompany his account of Bilbo Baggins's adventures.” – Publishers Weekly

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