✓ Tolkien: Treasures pdf ✪ Auteur Catherine McIlwaine – Manifest-money.info
Catherine McIlwaine s new 144 page paperback brings us 124 images of items from the Bodleian s Tolkien archive Black and white photographs of Tolkien as a baby, toddler, schoolboy, undergraduate, soldier, academic, husband and father, and photos of his wife and children paintings and drawings from throughout his career, including early Scandinavian inspired experiments, sketches of domestic life, letters from Father Christmas and artwork for The Silmarillion, The Hobbit, Roverandom and The Lord of the Rings dust jacket designs for The Hobbit, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King many, many maps, from crude early sketches to graph paper charts and Pauline Baynes s famous Middle earth poster a page of his prose translation of Beowulf, doodles, Elf symbols and calligraphy, and other things besides A particular feature of the design of the book is that several illustrations are accompanied by enlargements of details of especial interest.The text supplements the illustrations with a two page timeline, a fifteen page biographical introduction and six single page summaries of the successive phases of Tolkien s life There s also a page of notes, a single page bibliography and a two page index, and every illustration is meticulously captioned The book is superbly printed on high quality paper, and its cover seems pretty durable..Some months ago the Bodleian published an even ambitious celebration of its Tolkien collection, Catherine McIlwaine s Tolkien Maker of Middle earth This awe inspiring catalogue costs about three times as much as the present book, but is than three times as big, with many pictures and photos and a much detailed text If I m not mistaken, every illustration included in Treasures features in Maker too. This Beautifully 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, From His Exquisite Illustrations For The Silmarillion, The Hobbit, And The Lord Of The Rings To His Intricate And Beautiful Maps Showing The Topography Of Middle Earth, This Stunning Book Is A Perfect Introduction To Tolkien S Life And Works Tolkien Treasures Sheds Light On The Extraordinary Genius And Imagination That Brought Us Middle Earth, With All Its Elves, Dwarves, Orcs, Ringwraiths, Wizards, And, Of Course, Hobbits I love Lord of the Rings , Return of the King, it sums up the humanity of man I also love Tolkien the man This book is as much about him and his love of his family, as the wonderful stories he wrote Great book Compact book full of great samples of Tolkien s ink paintings and info about his life Excellent book It was my xmas present to myself this year Great bday gift nice This book, arriving in fine condition, is a great introduction to the life and talents of Tolkien I have learned much about this man, well beyond his authorship of the Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings I recommend this book as a great starting point delving into a man of many talents, a fine family man, and a loving husband. The description said the cover had normal wear The cover was cut torn for 3 4 of the length on the opening edge fold A page was missing This is a bit than normal wear in my mind However since it was a backup copyit will serve the purpose for which I bought it. Love anything Tolkien Wonderful book.