Way too many places in the text was questionable or downright wrong, especially any description relating to cartography or names I get annoyed that what could been a very good book is tarnished by sheer incompetence in the text The small part that was obviously written by John Howe was nothing wrong with. But if you can ignore the text entirely, there is a book full of masterful artwork instead. This is a must buy for all Tolkien fans, or those who enjoy browsing good fantasy illustrations In fact don t just buy one, buy twoLooking at some of those illustrations I just wish I knew how John painted grass so well. Fantastic Awesome art work that takes you deep in to Middle Earth It s a great coffee table book and I have spent many happy hours diving in it at random pages Great background information that goes well beyond The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings trilogy dealing with the creation of Middle Earth and plenty of other insights in to Tolkien s legendarium The book itself is a beautiful hardback edition, great value for money A must for all Tolkien fans À A Middle-earth Traveller: Sketches from Bag End to Mordor ☆ Bought this for a professional illustrator friend of mine, who s a fan of Howe s work Book is substantial and full of high quality sketches Makes a great present It now has pride of place among the other LOTR paraphernalia.
I m a big fan of John Howe and from time to time I do a search for any new books from him so I was delighted to find this I want disappointed I have the other art books based on the art of the middle earth universe and I was happy to find new material in here His passion for art flows in every sketch and every piece of finished art. Stunning illustrations and just enough text to give interesting information without taking away the feeling of it being an art book Nice cover and dust jacket as well. What a beautiful book Presented as a walking tour book, John Howe s stunning pencil drawings and paintings fill every page You can imagine that Mr Howe was actually there, in Middle Earth, and spent several months sketching everything he saw I suppose in one way he did do just that Through his eyes we see everything, from drawings of a modest Hobbit dwelling to majestic Taniquetil Some images are familiar from the Jackson movies but some are not, for example Belegost and Nogrod This book is a must for every Tolkien fan s bookshelf It would make an ideal Christmas present for any Tolkien loving relative or yourself. BTW does anyone else think that the picture of Tom Bombadil on page 42 looks a little like Peter Jackson Acclaimed Tolkien Artist John Howe Take You On An Unforgettable Journey Across Middle Earth, From Bag End To Mordor, In This Richly Illustrated Sketchbook Fully Of Previously Unseen Artwork, Anecdotes And Meditations On Middle EarthMiddle Earth Has Been Mapped, Bilbo S And Frodo S Journeys Plotted And Measured, But It Remains A Wilderland For All That The Roads As Yet Untravelled Far Outnumber Those Down Which JRR Tolkien Led Us In His WritingsA Middle Earth Traveller Presents A Walking Tour Download Epub Format Å A Middle-earth Traveller: Sketches from Bag End to Mordor PDF by â John Howe Of 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 SeasSketches That Have An On The Spot Feel To Them Are Interwoven With The Artist S Observations Gleaned From Tolkien S books As He Paints Pictures With His Words As Well As His Pencil He Also Recollects His Time Spent 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 Dozens Of New Paintings And Sketches Exclusive To This Book, A Middle Earth Traveller Will Take The Reader On A Unique And Unforgettable Journey Across Tolkien S Magical Landscape
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