The Lord of the Rings Sketchbook

Categories: | Paintings | | Illustration |
The Lord of the Rings Sketchbook
Author: Alan Lee
Rating: 4.30
Bestsellers Rate: 14291
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Book Format: Hardback
Binding: None
Pages: 192
Hours of reading: 3.2 hours
Publication Date: 2021
Languages: | English |
Price: 23,18 €

About the book

A sumptuous large-format hardback containing sketches and paintings from the illustrated Lord of the Rings, together with brand new and previously unseen material. In this large-format hardback Alan Lee reveals in pictures and in words how he created the images in the authorised illustrated edition of The Lord of the Rings. These images would prove so powerful, matching perfectly with Tolkien's own vision, that they would eventually define the look of Peter Jackson's movie trilogy and earn Alan a coveted Academy Award. The book is filled with over 150 of his sketches and early conceptual pieces to show how the project progressed from idea to finished art. It also contains 20 colour paintings reproduced in full-page glory, together with numerous examples of his conceptual art produced for the films and brand new pieces drawn specially for this book. It also includes an exclusive foreword written by Sir Ian McKellen. The Lord of the Rings Sketchbook provides a fascinating insight into the imagination of the man who painted Tolkien's vision, firstly onto the page and then in three dimensions on the cinema screen. It will also be of interest to many of the 100,000 people who have bought the illustrated Lord of the Rings as well as for budding artists and illustrators interested in unlocking the secrets of book illustration.

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'Alan Lee's artwork has a beauty and lyricism about it. His art captured what I hoped to capture with the films.' Peter Jackson 'Among the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the 20th century.' Sunday Telegraph 'An extraordinarily imaginative work, part saga, part allegory, and wholly exciting.' The Times 'A grand piece of work in both conception and execution.' Daily Telegraph

Alan Lee Biography

David Riche set up a website dedicated to fairy art initially as a hobby in 1999. Driven by the discovery of talented and creative artists worldwide this website became a full-time occupation - a search for inspired and inspiring individuals with a flair and passion for their fairy art. Alan Lee is one of the most popular fantasy illustrators in the world. He has worked with Brian Froud and his work adorns the covers of many fantasy novels, including The Lord of the Rings trilogy. ... Read full biography

Authors: Alan Lee
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Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Languages: | English |
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ISBN13: 9780261103832
ISBN10: 0261103830
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Edition: None
Edition Statement: UK ed.
Illustrations: 150 b/w illus, 20 col plates, Index
Literature Country: None
Literature Period: None
Book Format: Hardback
Book Binding: None
Paper: None
Font: None
Pages: 192
Book Weight: 790
Book Dimensions: 195x252x19
Circulation: None
Publication date: Dec. 10, 2011
First Publication Date: None
Publication City/Country: London, United Kingdom

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