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The Hobbit (Illustrated Edition)- By J.R.R. Tolkien (Author) & Alan Lee (Illustrator)

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His best-remembered covers adorned Fontana ghost-story anthologies and Alan Garner novels, including The Weirdstone of Brisingamen.

Making fantasy reality: Alan Lee, the man who redrew Middle Making fantasy reality: Alan Lee, the man who redrew Middle

This lavish volume follows Bilbo, Gandalf andf 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.He made two cameo appearances: in the opening sequence of The Fellowship as one of the nine kings of men who became the Nazgûl; and in The Two Towers as a Rohan soldier in the armoury (over the shoulder of Viggo Mortensen's Aragorn who is talking to Legolas in Elvish).

The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien | Waterstones The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien | Waterstones

I have to admit,” he says, “I’m at my happiest when I’m sitting in my studio with a brush in my hand. The Hobbit Sketchbook is filled with stunning artworks and sketches throughout, featuring early concept pieces and brand new sketches created for this book, all beautifully presented with additional text by the artist providing background and insights into his thought process.Landscape format Quarto (9 1/4" tall 12 1/4" wide), illustrated embossed boards trimmed in silver and red, illustrated endpapers, cover center illustration of the battle by Monique Hamon, removable 11 3/4" x 7 1/4" color print ('The Necromancer' / Gus Hunter) tipped in on rear pastedown endpaper (see scan); 257 pp. 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. I had grown up reading a lot of folklore and mythology, and this had elements that I recognised – elves and dwarves and dragons and magic rings. However, Lee barely had time to catch his breath before director Guillermo del Toro came knocking, looking for his help in the world of The Hobbit. At the urging of Ian Ballantine (the legendary American publisher), Alan and Brian created the book Faeries, inspired by the Dartmoor countryside.

The Hobbit: (Illustrated edition) by J. R. R. Tolkien | WHSmith

A fine UK first edition, first printing hardback - in a fine unclipped dustjacket fitted with a removable clear mylar sleeve - All my books are always securely packed with plenty of bubblewrap in professional boxes and promptly dispatched (within 2-3 days) - SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR - Pictures available upon request. With no more films on the horizon, Lee is happy to be back in his studio on Dartmoor, where he predominantly works in watercolours and experiments with digital techniques he learned in New Zealand.Lee has also worked as a conceptual designer on the films Legend, Erik the Viking and King Kong and the television miniseries Merlin.

The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien, Alan Lee | Waterstones The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien, Alan Lee | Waterstones

For his 1978 book with Brian Froud, Faeries, Lee was runner-up for the fantasy Locus Award, year's best art or illustrated book. Outside of the author's own, Alan Lee's illustrations have become the most admired and recognisable renderings of Middle-earth and its inhabitants. After leaving college, Lee worked on magazines like Reader’s Digest and Women’s Own, before graduating to book covers. Explores and celebrates the creative vision of the second film in Acadfemy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson's trilogy adaptation of The Hobbit by J.Lee expressed interest in working on The Hobbit, and stated that "It would have to be a pretty special film to match the experience of working on The Lord of the Rings". John Howe and he would later work again with Peter Jackson, on The Hobbit film trilogy beginning in 2011.

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