A Middle-Earth Traveler

Sketches from Bag End to Mordor

Author: John Howe

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

ISBN: 9781328557513

Category: Art

Page: 176

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A Middle-earth Traveler is an illustrated guide to J.R.R. Tolkien's most famous creation, with lavish art showing the many locations and characters the author described in his classic novels, along with notes on their importance to the world. A Middle-earth Traveler presents a walking tour of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth, visiting not only places central to his stories, but also those just over the hill or beyond the horizon. Events from Tolkien's books are explored--battles of the different ages that are almost legend by the time of The Lord of the Rings; lost kingdoms and ancient myths, as well as those places only hinted at: kingdoms of the far North and lands beyond the seas. Sketches that have an 'on-the-spot' feel to them are interwoven with the artist's observations gleaned from Tolkien's books and recollections of his time spent in Middle-earth while working alongside Peter Jackson on the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit film trilogies. Combining concept work produced for films, existing Middle-earth art, and many new paintings and sketches exclusive to this book, A Middle-earth Traveler will take the reader on a unique and unforgettable journey across Tolkien's magical landscape.
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Star Trek Cats

Author: Jenny Parks

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452158827

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 64

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Captain's log: We have entered a galaxy where beloved illustrator Jenny Parks has conjured an astonishingly vivid homage to the original Star Trek series with an unexpected twist: a cast of cats. Featuring a hilarious new take on iconic characters and scenes—from Kirk in the Captain's chair to Spock offering his Vulcan wisdom—this eye-opening adventure stays true to the tone of the classic TV show. Playful, loving, and from a strange new world, Star Trek Cats is the perfect gift for fans of, well, Star Trek and cats.
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The Hobbit Companion

Author: David Day

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1909108340

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

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Exploring the brilliant web of verbal hocus-pocus that J.R.R. Tolkien delightedly spun inThe Hobbit andThe Lord of the Rings, master hobbit investigator David Day reveals the myriad crafty puns and riddles, hidden meanings, and mythical associations beneath the saga's thrilling surface.
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The Fall of Gondolin

Author: J.R.R. Tolkien

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 1328612996

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In the Tale of The Fall of Gondolin are two of the greatest powers in the world. There is Morgoth of the uttermost evil, unseen in this story but ruling over a vast military power from his fortress of Angband. Deeply opposed to Morgoth is Ulmo, second in might only to Manwë, chief of the Valar: he is called the Lord of Waters, of all seas, lakes, and rivers under the sky. But he works in secret in Middle-earth to support the Noldor, the kindred of the Elves among whom were numbered Húrin and Túrin Turambar. Central to this enmity of the gods is the city of Gondolin, beautiful but undiscoverable. It was built and peopled by Noldorin Elves who, when they dwelt in Valinor, the land of the gods, rebelled against their rule and fled to Middle-earth. Turgon King of Gondolin is hated and feared above all his enemies by Morgoth, who seeks in vain to discover the marvellously hidden city, while the gods in Valinor in heated debate largely refuse to intervene in support of Ulmo’s desires and designs. Into this world comes Tuor, cousin of Túrin, the instrument of Ulmo’s designs. Guided unseen by him Tuor sets out from the land of his birth on the fearful journey to Gondolin, and in one of the most arresting moments in the history of Middle-earth the sea-god himself appears to him, rising out of the ocean in the midst of a storm. In Gondolin he becomes great; he is wedded to Idril, Turgon’s daughter, and their son is Eärendel, whose birth and profound importance in days to come is foreseen by Ulmo. At last comes the terrible ending. Morgoth learns through an act of supreme treachery all that he needs to mount a devastating attack on the city, with Balrogs and dragons and numberless Orcs. After a minutely observed account of the fall of Gondolin, the tale ends with the escape of Túrin and Idril, with the child Eärendel, looking back from a cleft in the mountains as they flee southward, at the blazing wreckage of their city. They were journeying into a new story, the Tale of Eärendel, which Tolkien never wrote, but which is sketched out in this book from other sources. Following his presentation of Beren and Lúthien Christopher Tolkien has used the same ‘history in sequence’ mode in the writing of this edition of The Fall of Gondolin. In the words of J.R.R. Tolkien, it was ‘the first real story of this imaginary world’ and, together with Beren and Lúthien and The Children of Húrin, he regarded it as one of the three ‘Great Tales’ of the Elder Days.
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Tolkien: Treasures

Author: Catherine McIlwaine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781851244966

Category: Authors, English

Page: 144

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This lavishly illustrated book showcases the highlights of the Tolkien archives held at the Bodleian Library. From J.R.R. Tolkien's childhood in the Midlands and his experience of the First World War to his studies at school and university; his exquisite illustrations for The Silmarillion, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings and his creation of intricate and beautiful maps showing the topography of Middle-earth - the land he invented - this stunning book is a perfect introduction to Tolkien's creative imagination, giving a unique insight into the life of this extraordinary writer, artist and scholar.
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Toilet Martin Paper Parr

Author: Maurizio Cattelan

Publisher: Damiani Limited

ISBN: 9788862085892

Category: Photography

Page: 40

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ToiletMartin PaperParr is a new, special edition of Toiletpaper published by Damiani. This unique edition celebrates a new suite of pictures presenting a back-to-back of images made in collaboration with Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari on the one side and Martin Parr on the other. The recipe is very tasty: the founders of Toiletpaper hosted Martin Parr as a special guest and asked him to form a dialogue with Toiletpaper images, coming back to them with a photograph from his archive for each image. The result is a rapid succession of images in which irony, subversion and provocation force the viewer to the impelling discovery of the next pair of images. And if you are not yet satiated by the end of this issue, you have only to start once more at the beginning.
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The Lord of the Grins

Author: Mark Egginton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781911143062

Category:

Page: N.A

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Sourone is on a mission to reclaim his lost nose ring from his Goth days. To prevent this, stage magician and estate agent, The Grand Alf, enlists the help of several half-witted Halfbits, a drunken Elf, a smelly Dwarf and two men with the intellect of a single shop dummy between them. No wonder people are fleeing to the Uncrying Lands.
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Greg And Tim Hildebrandt, The Tolkien Years

Author: Gregory Hildebrandt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780756779542

Category: Design

Page: 131

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Author Greg Hildebrandt, Jr., son & nephew of the internationally renowned fantasy artists, witnessed the making of the paintings for the best-selling Tolkien calendars. In this lavishly illustrated book, he shares his recollections of their creation, from idyllic Hobbiton to fearsome Mordor. This volume includes a unique collection of original sketches & photographs for the paintings & is filled with commentary by the Hildebrandt Brothers. It also features a pull-out poster of an original painting, created especially for this book. Introduction by Ian Summers, the art director for the calendars who recognized the Hildebrandt brothers' unique talent.
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Have a Little Pun

An Illustrated Play on Words

Author: Frida Clements

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452153671

Category: Humor

Page: N.A

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Artist Frida Clements playfully combines colorfully detailed flora and fauna drawings with funny hand-lettered wordplay in this collection of beautifully illustrated puns. Honey, bee yourself! Gopher it. Don't be koi. Like puns? That's coo, says the pigeon. Hate puns? Birch, please. Bringing a giggle (and sometimes a groan) with each inspired page, this clever ebook makes a lovely and lighthearted gift for fans of witty humor and illustration. Having a bad hare day? Feeling a little antsy? What the hail, just dill with it, and for fox sake, have a little pun.
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The Tolkien Years of the Brothers Hildebrandt

Author: Greg Hildebrandt,Tim Hildebrandt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781606903490

Category: Art

Page: 152

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Gathers the paintings of Greg and Tim Hildebrandt that appeared in "The Lord of the Rings" calendars from 1976 to 1978 as well as concept sketches, photos, commissions, and new works by Greg Hildebrandt.
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Flora of Middle-Earth

Plants of J.R.R. Tolkien's Legendarium

Author: Walter S. Judd,Graham A. Judd

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190276339

Category: Science

Page: 304

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Few settings in literature are as widely known or celebrated as J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-Earth. The natural landscape plays a major role in nearly all of Tolkien's major works, and readers have come to view the geography of this fictional universe as integral to understanding and enjoying Tolkien's works. And in laying out this continent, Tolkien paid special attention to its plant life; in total, over 160 plants are explicitly mentioned and described as a part of Middle-Earth. Nearly all of these plants are real species, and many of the fictional plants are based on scientifically grounded botanic principles. In Flora of Middle Earth: Plants of Tolkien's Legendarium, botanist Walter Judd gives a detailed species account of every plant found in Tolkien's universe, complete with the etymology of the plant's name, a discussion of its significance within Tolkien's work, a description of the plant's distribution and ecology, and an original hand-drawn illustration by artist Graham Judd in the style of a woodcut print. Among the over three-thousand vascular plants Tolkien would have seen in the British Isles, the authors show why Tolkien may have selected certain plants for inclusion in his universe over others, in terms of their botanic properties and traditional uses. The clear, comprehensive alphabetical listing of each species, along with the visual identification key of the plant drawings, adds to the reader's understanding and appreciation of the Tolkien canon.
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Knock at the Door

Author: Angi Sullins,Silas Toball

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780978787608

Category: Fairy tales

Page: N.A

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J.R.R. Tolkien

Artist & Illustrator

Author: Wayne G. Hammond,Christina Scull

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780261103603

Category: Biography

Page: 207

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The paintings and drawings of J.R.R. Tolkien are featured in this illustrated study, seen in the context of his writing. He is the author of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion. This book explores Tolkien's art at length, from his childhood paintings and drawings to his final sketches. Central to the book are his illustrations for his works, especially his tales of Middle-earth. Also examined are the pictures Tolkien made for his children, notably in his Father Christmas letters and for the story of Mr Bliss, his calligraphy, his love of decoration, and his contributions to the typography and design of his books.
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Heart of the Home

Notes from a Vineyard Kitchen - 30th Anniversary Edition

Author: Susan Branch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780996044035

Category: Cooking

Page: 176

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Revised and expanded edition of Susan Branch's first illustrated cookbook published in 1986.
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Myth and Magic

The Art of John Howe

Author: John Howe

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780007107957

Category: Fiction

Page: 141

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A portfolio of over 100 of John Howe's Tolkien and fantasy covers, calendars and exhibition paintings, with supporting notes, sketches and photographs by the artist. Includes Foreword by Peter Jackson, director of the $300 million film trilogy. For the first time ever, a portfolio of illustrated work from the award-winning artist John Howe, which reveals the breathtaking vision of one of the foremost fantasy artists in the world. Myth & Magic is arranged into six sections, that look at the books by J R R Tolkien that have inspired John - The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion and The History of Middle-earth - and is complemented by a fascinating tour through the paintings that he has produced for some of the finest fantasy authors working today. From the beloved painting of Smaug which decorates The Hobbit, his numerous and bestselling calendar illustrations, the world famous 'Gandalf' picture, which is synonymous with the HarperCollins one-volume edition of The Lord of the Rings, this large-format hardback will delight fans of Tolkien and anyone who has been captured by the imagination of the artist who so brilliantly brings to life the literary vision of J R R Tolkien.
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Choose to be Happy

Author: Wayne Froggatt

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 1775490718

Category:

Page: 288

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Do you want to choose how you feel? Wayne Froggatt has already taught hundreds of people in New Zealand to do just that. Choose to Be Happy is the result of his experience. In it, he applies his methods to a comprehensive range of common human problems and areas of personal growth, including: . worry . fear . anxiety . guilt . anger . depression . unassertiveness . perfectionism . decision making . disapproval and criticism . self-motivation Do you want to be your own therapist? You can learn to help yourself - with a proven method of psychotherapy that emphasises the use of your own reasoning powers to achieve personal control and growth. this book introduces the method step by step, allowing you to understand and change the way you react to events in a rational and realistic manner. Choose of Be Happy offers more than inspiration and 'positive thinking'. It holds out the prospect of permanent change.
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The Lord of the Rings Sketchbook

Author: Alan Lee

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618640140

Category: Art

Page: 192

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A large-format collection of drawings and paintings culled from the illustrated edition of the Lord of the Rings and the recent film trilogy includes more than 150 illustrations from the author as well as twenty full-color plates made for Peter Jackson's production company.
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