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    DescriptionTo celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the publication of The Hobbit, a sumptuous full colour art book containing the complete collection of more than 100 Hobbit sketches, drawings, paintings and maps by J.R.R. Tolkien. 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 colour plates which are 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. To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the publication of The Hobbit, the complete artwork created by the author for his story has been collected in The Art of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. Including related pictures, more than one hundred sketches, drawings, paintings, maps, and plans are presented here, preliminary and alternate versions and experimental designs as well as finished art. Some of these images are now published for the first time, and others for the first time in colour. Fresh digital scans from the Bodleian Libraries in Oxford and Marquette University in Wisconsin allow Tolkien's Hobbit pictures to be seen more vividly than ever before. The Art of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien has been written and edited by Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull, two of the leading experts on Tolkien and authors of the acclaimed J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator, The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, and The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide.


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    Title
    The Art of the Hobbit
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) J. R. R. Tolkien, Edited by Wayne G. Hammond, Edited by Christina Scull
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 266 mm
    Height: 266 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 1,120 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780007440818
    ISBN 10: 0007440812
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC subject category V2: AGB
    BISAC V2.8: ART016000, ART032020
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.3
    Libri: ENGM3500
    BIC subject category V2: AKLB
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15840
    Libri: TOLK5000
    BISAC V2.8: DES007040, ART016030
    DC23: 823.912
    Thema V1.0: AGB, AKLB
    Edition
    Special edition
    Edition statement
    75th Anniversary Slipcased ed
    Illustrations note
    100 col plates
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
    Publication date
    01 November 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion and The Children of Hurin, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 50 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide. Wayne G. Hammond is a librarian at the Chapin Library of Rare Books at Williams College, Massachusetts. Christina Scull is the former librarian of Sir John Soane's Museum, London. As well as publishing books in their own names, together they have written 'J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator', The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion' and the two-volume 'J.R.R.Tolkien Companion and Guide'.