The Hobbit Sketchbook & The Lord of the Rings Sketchbook
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The Hobbit Sketchbook & The Lord of the Rings Sketchbook

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Presenting two richly illustrated books in one elegant slipcase, this deluxe, limited edition boxed set celebrates in words and pictures the beautiful work that award-winning artist Alan Lee has created for J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.



Sumptuously bound in full cloth, with a miniature colour image embossed into the front board, each large-format volume overflows with hundreds of delicate pencil drawings and conceptual sketches, and dozens of haunting watercolour paintings, including many brand-new Hobbit paintings and drawings that take us deeper into the magical world of Bilbo Baggins.


This very special set unlocks the secret of how Alan creates his own Middle-earth magic and provides a fascinating insight into the imagination of the man who breathed new life into Tolkien's vision. It is limited to a worldwide printing of just 3,000 numbered copies and each copy of The Hobbit Sketchbook has been personally signed by the artist.
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 384 pages
  • 195 x 252mm | 270g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Special edition
  • Deluxe Boxed Set edition
  • 250 b/w, 40 col illus
  • 0008367434
  • 9780008367435
  • 9,630

Review quote

`Alan Lee's artwork has a beauty and lyricism about it. His art captured what I hoped to capture with the films.'
Peter Jackson


Praise for the `Great Tales' trilogy:
`[The Children of Hurin is] the darkest of all Tolkien's tales. Alan Lee's illustrations complement the writing splendidly.'
Times Literary Supllement


`Critical moments are caught [in Beren and Luthien], as in The Children of Hurin, by Alan Lee's nine outstanding colour plates.'
Times Literary Supplement
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About Alan Lee

Alan Lee was born in Middlesex in 1947. His illustrated books include Faeries (with Brian Froud), Castles and Merlin Dreams, and the three `Great Tales' of Middle-earth: The Children of Hurin, Beren and Luthien, and The Fall of Gondolin. He has worked on such prestigious films as Erik the Viking (Terry Gilliam), Legend (Ridley Scott), and the acclaimed NBC miniseries Merlin. He is best known, however, for his work on the books The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, and now the film versions.
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