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The Lord of the Rings: The Art of The Fellowship of the Ring

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Alan Lee, the beloved illustrator of many of Houghton Mifflin’s Tolkien editions, and a talented team of other artists, including the renowned Tolkien illustrator John Howe, have spent more than three years creating the sets, props, creatures, and locations that truly bring Tolkien’s Middle-earth to life. Hobbiton, Rivendell, and Minas Tirith are no longer designations on the map. Literally hundreds of designers and craftspeople have been painstakingly adding authentic cultural details to each of more than 48,000...

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Overview

Alan Lee, the beloved illustrator of many of Houghton Mifflin’s Tolkien editions, and a talented team of other artists, including the renowned Tolkien illustrator John Howe, have spent more than three years creating the sets, props, creatures, and locations that truly bring Tolkien’s Middle-earth to life. Hobbiton, Rivendell, and Minas Tirith are no longer designations on the map. Literally hundreds of designers and craftspeople have been painstakingly adding authentic cultural details to each of more than 48,000 separate objects shown in The Fellowship of the Ring, from armor to props to architecture. All this and more is shown in Gary Russell’s lavishly illustrated book. Russell spent time on the set in New Zealand, conducting interviews with director Peter Jackson, special effects guru Richard Taylor, art directors Paul Lasainne, Dan Hennah, and Chris Hennah, costumer Ngila Dickson, and Alan Lee and John Howe. Featuring everything from pencil sketches to the finished objects, his book gives detailed descriptions of why and how this groundbreaking film looks as exciting as it does. The millions of fans dazzled by the results will find here everything they want to know about the genesis and evolution of the movie’s incredible look.

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This lavish full-color pictorial hardcover celebrates Peter Jackson's wondrous adaptation of Tolkien's Fellowship of the Ring. Focusing on the art and design of this epic movie, this tie-in book features the work of Alan Lee and John Howe, the two artists most closely associated with Tolkien's world. More than 400 color images present the dazzling panoramas of the film in lush detail, and interviews with key people, including director Jackson and art director Paul Lasinne, provide essential background information.
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"Inside knowledge will enhance your enjoyment of the film rather than lessen it." Fort Worth Star-Telegram

"It's worth the investment. Recommended" Library Journal

"Showcases hundreds of set, costume and character designs used in creating the acclaimed film." The Los Angeles Times

"The visual quality was stunning [The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring]. This book captures the look and feel." Kansas City Star

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The third tie-in volume to Peter Jackson's smash film adaptation of the fantasy epic spotlights the hundreds of paintings, sketches, and models used to construct the film's sets, design costumes, build props, and more. Essentially, this is a catalog of roughly 500 striking images of the conceptual art juxtaposed with the finished item used on film, whether it be a house, a cloak, weaponry, or any of the assorted beasties. The book covers all facets of the physical creation of Tolkien's world on film. The illustrations are accompanied with captions written by British writer/editor Russell and based on interviews conducted with the numerous painters, sculptors, costume designers, prop makers, and others responsible for converting the story from page to screen. Because of the price, the film's legions of fans might not want to pop for the book themselves, but they will gladly borrow it, so it's worth the investment. Recommended. Michael Rogers, "Library Journal" Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780618212903
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 6/12/2002
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 8.94 (w) x 11.26 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet the Author

GARY RUSSELL traveled to film production sites in New Zealand to conduct hundreds of exclusive interviews with the principal artists whose work is detailed in this book. The author of The Lord of the Rings: The Art of The Fellowship of the Ring and The Art of the Return of the King, Russell has worked widely in media as a magazine editor, novelist, columnist, and audio drama producer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2003

    Wonderful

    I recommend this to anyone who is an avid Tolkien fan, or is just interested in the art created to bring his books to the big screen. It has detailed conceptualizations for places, people, costumes, creatures, and weapons. It shows you just how much hard work and talent went into making the movies! I would only have prefered MORE artwork, not just samples and bits of it. The book is relatively short for the massive amount of art that was acutally reviewed for the movie. Five stars if it had been twice or thrice as thick.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2002

    This is an AWESOME book!

    the lord of the rings is one of the best lieterary works of all time, and the movie surely lives up to it. this book gives insight on how the makers of the movie did many of the special effects and how alan lee and john howe thought of and drew the pictures that the sets were based on. also interviews, and the costumes and more. definatly 5 stars!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2002

    Very good for Role-Players!

    Very realistic in detail, gives you the setting of the movie. A Role-Player's Favorite!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2002

    great supplement to the movie

    this book has grea pics from the movie, and makes u realize how hard the crew actually worked!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2002

    An Overwhelming Overlook Of One Of The Greatest Films Ever Made!!

    This book is a powerful, yet breathtaking overview of Peter Jackson's classic film trilogy. It contains elements not seen in the film, and art from Alan Lee and John Howe. Also short interviews with Peter Jackson, Howard Shore, Richard Taylor, and most of the cast. The work that was done in these films were awsome, and this book shows one how much love,hope,and power was put into all of it! It is great, full of photos from the movie, full of conceptual art designing from the film, and a classic collectors item for any lotr fan!!

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