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I read this book and finished it actually quite a while ago and it was an invaluable resource for writing parts of my dissertation. Besides that it's also genuinely a really wonderful read with reference to all sorts of excellent concept art, costume design and quotes from all areas of the team who worked on the Lord of the Rings films. I have to say I am very happy that I own the next one in this series too because it's very through and a really beautiful book to read thorough and discover so m...
This is obviously the first of the trilogy (I will be writing them up one after another since I was lucky enough to pick them up as a set). Now at the time of the films release (which I guess was repeated with the release of the subsequent two sequels) there was so much material released about the film, the story even about Tolkien himself it seemed you could not look through the front door of a book shop without seeing something about Lord of the Rings.However now after a number of years (inclu...
(More pictures at parkablogs.com)The Art of The Fellowship of the Ring is one of the three art books for The Lord of the Rings. The other two being The Art of the Two Towers and The Art of the Return of the King. Also available in one condensed edition of these three art books is The Art of the Lord of the Rings.The review you read here will be roughly the same as the ones for other books.The three volume collects over 500 images each, consisting pencils sketches, paintings and sculptures. T
If you had the power of the most powerful ring that could save your life would use it, even if it could kill you. Lord Of The Rings is a great series especially fellowship of the ring. Fellowship Of The Ring is mainly about trying to destroy the ring that created all. Frodo, Sam, Gandalf, and so many other main characters, set off on a adventure to get rid of the one ring that controls all. A man by the name of Sauron put a majority of his power into this one ring. But Gandalf is afraid that t
This was my favorite book of all time!
Gandalf is amazing, You sall not past Vs the balrog of moria
I read this at the same time I am reading The Making of Return of the Jedi. They have different goals, but it is hard not to compare them while reading both at the same time. Unfortunately for this book, it really suffered in comparison. The Star Wars book would meticulously work through iterations of ideas and the method of how they would be realized on screen. This book mostly showed sketches and sometimes would say something like, "and the lighting would be adjusted in Photoshop." A lot of th...
THIS WAS DOPE
Found on sale for £1.50 in a charity shop by my wife and son and bought as a surprise for me, it's likely an indication of how good the book is that my son has now nicked it off me. Kindly, he let me keep it long enough to actually read and enjoy it.Obviously, the vast majority of the book is taken up with sketches, designs and production photographs but the accompanying captions are fascinating. After years of seeing people banging on about the amazing landscapes in New Zealand, it's interestin...
I am almost through the book- 4 chapters left!The only thing that I despise and adore about J.R.R Tolkien is his love of description and the language he uses. The book draws on with no need for certain description and needs of description, but the language draws you in and hooks you to the setting, characters, and theme.Though it may also be because I saw the movie before actually diving into the literary world of the hobbits, I enjoy the creativity that rushes from the pages like waves (pun heh...
4.5/5 starsBrief remarks: Pretty cool, overall. I have read the LOTR Trilogy & the Hobbit AT LEAST once/year for over 15+ years...it was a neat chance reading this part with the film based art included! I think I'll look for the rest of the set & check them out as well.My only complaint is I could only find it in a "real" book at the time (versus ebook) & I find myself no longer good at actually picking up a true book & turning pages; how pathetic is THAT?! Lame.
I am currently reading lord of the rings fellowship of the ring this is a really good book I think the author did a really good book surprisingly he wrote this before the hobbit I think the author did a really good job of telling the landscape and characters I am now moving on to the second book I gave this book 5 stars I recommend this book to any one who likes fantasy happy reading!
This book is great I could not stop reading it
I gave this book 4 solid stars since it has a unique story line and is unpredictable. It is one of the most creative book I have ever read besides unwanteds. And delivers some sitting at the edge of the chair action. When Bilbo is on his journey I am picturing what it looks like so I look at the movie scenes on youtube. The creativity also brings dangers to Frodo when he’s going to MT Doom. It keeps you on you’re toes wandering who’s going to capture or endanger Frodo and his buddies next. This
Theme: If you like reading about Middle Ages fantasy then you will like this book. Theme of this book that people should stand together to face dangers. Summary: Little hobbit Frodo seized the magical ring from his uncle, but he must destroy it. Otherwise, “The Enemy” will use it to capture the world. In this book Frodo began his journey to the place where it is possible to melt the ring. Frodo passed dark, magical forest with three friends. In the village not far away from the forest they met m...
This book was not for me.It's mostly just pictures of early artwork for all aspects of the first movie.So if you are really interested in the details of how different concepts evolved or perhaps if you are an artist yourself or just a LOTR super fan you may find it interesting.But personally I don't think I got that much out of it. It's just a lot of sketches of things that I already saw in the movies and I am no artist or super fan.It is however a nice reminder of all the work that goes into ma...
In this book, you see a character called Frodo Baggins. They are celebrating a party because of something that happened in the hobbit. But after they had a quest, to destroy the ring in a volcano to make sure it is gone for good. So they set off going high and low to travel to the volcano to destroy the ring in the volcano. Once they do make it, one of the charecters betray the others making them spit up and loose contact with each other. Then it ends on two characters walking into the Shadow Wo...
This was an extremely interesting book to read. I am a HUGE LOTR fan and I was excited to look at all of the photos. The artwork in this book was amazing, and the little bits of text to accompany the photos taught me things I did not know about the film. My only complaint was that the font for the text was super small. I probably should have just accepted defeat and used a magnifying glass to read, but instead I squinted my way through. If I have a chance to read through the other books I will.
During our recent annual trilogy re-watch it occurred to me I have never read any of the supplementary/making-of books that were inevitably released in conjunction with the films, which is strange because I'm usually a sucker for this type of thing.Anyway, I tracked down a copy of this at the library and had a good time with it. I was especially taken aback at learning how many matte paintings were used in the films. Dear people who make movies: Use more matte paintings!
A lovely book with interesting tidbits from the FotR movie, I enjoyed reading it and seeing the pictures. Overall, very well-done and included stuff that isn't covered in the "appendices" of the DVDs.
Despite part one being quite slow, it offers necessary background in order to continue the book. Part 2 picks up really fast and goes a lot faster overall when compared to part one. Such an amazing book regardless.
it is namely the longest / thickest book I read. but the fastest book I read.Because the story attracts you to continue reading.It has a lot of action / fantasy ...I recommend reading this book.
Loaded with original sketches from John Howe and Alan Lee; it’s really great how they worked to keep the visuals for the films accessible and not delve too much into “high fantasy”.
A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.
Im like more the movie.
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The start of one of the most amazing trilogy's ever! i love these books and keep coming back to them.
Great series of books, would read again!
I really love it, it's really easy to read and enjoy