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J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator

1 rating: 5.0
A book by Christina Scull

YA?A fascinating glimpse into the life of the writer and artist. Over 200 reproductions of Tolkien's paintings, drawings, and sketches fill this engaging title. Basically arranged chronologically into six sections, the book explores the man's early work; … see full wiki

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Author: Christina Scull
Genre: Arts & Photography
Publisher: Mariner Books
1 review about J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator

For Every Tolkein Fan

  • Jun 15, 2009
Rating:
+5
This book contains J.R.R. Tolkein's artwork (the stuff he did himself). This provides unique glimpses into Middle Earth the way he saw it (as other reviewers have mentioned).

Additionally, this work contains many non-Middle-Earth-related works. The section on his early works help clarify his other paintings by providing an artistic sense of the world around him, and the section on artwork for children is helpful too (includes pieces from "Roverandum" among others).

This is not just finished art though. There are sketches on letters or notes, for example, and one case of color doodles on a newspaper classified section (I found this one particularly amusing).

Highly recommended.

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