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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Chronicles: Art & Design

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Chronicles: Art & Design is a sumptuous celebration of the creative vision of Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. The book is packed with more than 1,000 images of concept artwork, photographs and development paintings by the artists working behind the scenes to bring Middle-earth to life, who each provide detailed and entertaining commentary that reveals the story behind the vision.

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Overview

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Chronicles: Art & Design is a sumptuous celebration of the creative vision of Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. The book is packed with more than 1,000 images of concept artwork, photographs and development paintings by the artists working behind the scenes to bring Middle-earth to life, who each provide detailed and entertaining commentary that reveals the story behind the vision.

As a bonus feature unique to this book, there is a special fold-out map printed in glow-in-the-dark ink and a giant four-page fold-out of Bilbo's contract.

Complied by Weta Workshop senior concept designer Daniel Falconer, this is the first in a series of lavish hardcover books written and designed by the award-winning team at Weta, who are working closely with the production team to guarantee that these books will be bursting with insider information and stunning visual imagery.

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Synchronized to be released with the first screenings of the film, this truly breathtaking gift book unfolds the creative vision of filmmaker Peter Jackson with more than 1,000 images of concept artwork, photographs and development paintings for The Hobbit. The award-winning Weta Workshop team have outdone themselves with this holiday season offering.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062200907
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/14/2012
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 212,192
  • Product dimensions: 9.74 (w) x 12.16 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Meet the Author

Weta Workshop is a multi-award winning conceptual design and physical manufacturing facility based out of Wellington, New Zealand, servicing the world's entertainment and wider creative industries. Weta Workshop is also a multi-disciplinary facility, with crew members expert in a diverse range of disciplines all housed under the one roof. These services include conceptual design and the manufacturing of weapons, armor and chainmail, specialist props, custom vehicles, specialty costumes, miniatures and models, special makeup and prosthetics, and public art installations or displays. The team at Weta enjoys engaging in projects holistically, from preliminary technical analysis and conceptual design through to manufacture across all departments and the final delivery of product and crew to set, anywhere in the world. Drawing on more than twenty years of filmmaking experience, five-time Oscar-winning design and special effects supervisor Richard Taylor is intimately involved in all projects from concept through to delivery. Best known for the company's design and effects work on award-winning film projects, including The Lord of the Rings trilogy, King Kong, The Chronicles of Narnia, Avatar, District 9, and The Adventures of Tintin, Weta Workshop is not limited to film and television, offering services to creative industries worldwide

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  • Posted December 24, 2012

    The book is great, but package was awful. All airbags and the bo

    The book is great, but package was awful. All airbags and the book were apart. So the book's cover was torn a little (despite it's HARDcovered)

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 31, 2012

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    Absolutely gorgeous "coffee table" book. Beautifully d

    Absolutely gorgeous "coffee table" book. Beautifully detailed and the content is superb. A must-have for any collector or fan.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 22, 2013

    WOW!

    I have hardly ever seen a better book! quality, photography, descriptions, concept art, introductions, interviews... need I go on? Phenomenal book! A major look into the production world of "An Unexpected Journey"! A must read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2013

    THIS IS THE BEST BOOK IN THE WORLD! THIS IS NECESSARY FOR EVERY

    THIS IS THE BEST BOOK IN THE WORLD!
    THIS IS NECESSARY FOR EVERYONE WHO LIKES "THE HOBBIT"!
    It has a page on the making of EVERY dwarf (Thorin has like 4). it also has a copy of Thorin's map in the
    front and one of Bilbo's burglar contract in the back. There is also commentary on every page by the 
    Costume Designer, Production Designer, Prop Master, Make-up and Hair Designer, etc.
    Again, BUY THIS BOOK!  

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 2, 2013

    Great book, I loved it.  The cover is great, really Middle-Earth

    Great book, I loved it.  The cover is great, really Middle-Earth-y and textured.  The printing on the pages is very clean and sharp, and the images are beautiful.
    I also love the map and miniature contract they put in the book.  And that special touch they put on the map ... a very nice surprise.
    Great job to Weta Workshop, this is definitely a book every Hobbit fan should have.
    The content is amazing, and it was really insightful to get a glimpse at how they conceptualized the film.
    Excellent book, definitely recommending it to all I know.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 27, 2013

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    All books with concept art should be this good!

    All books with concept art should be this good!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2013

    Excellent!

    The artwork is incredible, it is easy to read and the attention to detail is impressive.

    This is a must have for The Hobbit fans.

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