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New book reveals previously unprinted artwork and documents the portrayal of Middle-earth across the decades

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Nov 13 2013, 8:29pm


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[caption id="attachment_82259" align="alignright" width="248"]Middle-earth Envisioned by Brian J Robb and Paul Simpson. Middle-earth Envisioned by Brian J Robb and Paul Simpson.[/caption] Over the decades, lots and lots of people have tried their hand at envisioning Middle-earth -- in artwork, stage plays, musicals, television adaptations, comics, games, fan-art and, of course, animated and live action film.

Middle-earth Envisioned is a new, illustrated book From New York Times bestselling author Brian J. Robb and Paul Simpson, TV guide writer/reporter and the former editor of the Star Trek magazine, that comprehensively documents these portrayals of Middle-earth.

Among the highlights is previously unprinted artwork from English schoolteacher Mary Fairbairn. It has been noted that Tolkien himself wrote to Fairburn in 1968, praising her illustrations as "splendid. They are better pictures in themselves and also show far more attention to the text than any that have yet been submitted to me".

From the publisher's blurb:

Middle-earth Envisioned is the first book to explore the artistic legacy left by Tolkien's world. Paintings, drawings, theatrical performances, radio serials, and films inspired by The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings are all discussed in a manner that further illuminates the brilliance of Tolkien's creation.

Readers will discover details surrounding an attempted Beatles live-action version (with Paul McCartney as Frodo Baggins), a nearly four-hour Canadian musical, the West End stage production of Lord of the Rings, and of course, the Peter Jackson films including the Hobbit trilogy and much more. In this beautifully illustrated gift book, discover the richness of Middle-earth anew, through the works of the artists inspired by it.


Middle-earth Envisioned is available in both hardback and out now on Race Point Publishing.

Exclusive: artwork from Middle-earth Envisioned



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(This post was edited by entmaiden on Nov 14 2013, 1:45pm)

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New book reveals previously unprinted artwork and documents the portrayal of Middle-earth across the decades News from Bree Send a private message to News from Bree Nov 13 2013, 8:29pm
    Is her name Fairbairn or Fairburn? Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Nov 14 2013, 3:53pm
        Apparently it's Fairburn Kristin Thompson Send a private message to Kristin Thompson Nov 15 2013, 2:15am
            Interesting article FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Nov 15 2013, 12:31pm
            Thank you Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Nov 15 2013, 3:35pm
    This looks like a fascinating book :) grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Nov 15 2013, 11:32am
    Runescape Gold fifacoins Send a private message to fifacoins Nov 19 2013, 5:31am

 
 
 

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