The official Tolkien calendar, this year containing 16 magnificent landscape paintings by renowned artist Ted Nasmith, selected from ‘The Silmarillion’ by J.R.R. Tolkien.
J R R Tolkien’s SILMARILLION is the core work of the Middle-earth canon. It is in this complex masterpiece that the history and background for THE HOBBIT and, particularly, THE LORD OF THE RINGS is documented.
It contains fabulous tales of heroes and monsters, and the history of the Elves and of the Silmarils – the magical jewels produced by one of the greatest of the Elves, which were stolen by Morgoth, the first Dark Lord; it tells of the creation of Middle-earth, and the coming of Men into the world; it chronicles the early battles between good and evil, forces of light and dark, which foreshadow the great conflict with Sauron in THE LORD OF THE RINGS. It also includes a version of the tale of the Children of Húrin, and Túrin’s titanic confrontation with the mighty dragon, Glaurung, the agent of Morgoth.
These tales of Middle-earth were published posthumously in 1977, and when the book was recently reset, acclaimed Tolkien artist Ted Nasmith was commissioned to produce a total of almost 50 breathtaking paintings to accompany these spectacular stories.
It is from these that the new Tolkien Calendar has been compliled, and it promises to be one of the most beautiful collections ever published..
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The official Tolkien calendar, this year containing 13 paintings inspired by ‘The Lord of the Rings’, and featuring many previously unseen works of art.
The Official Tolkien Calendar has become an established publishing event, eagerly looked forward to by Tolkien fans the world over; there is much demand for the annual calendar, with Tolkien calendars from the past 30 years becoming collectors’ items. This year’s continues in that tradition and is the perfect Christmas gift for lovers of fine fantasy art.
The Tolkien Calendar 2011 features 13 paintings by the Dutch artist, Cor Blok. Cor Blok is the only artist ever to have met JRR Tolkien, and the only artist Tolkien admired enough to purchase some of his work. The paintings are inspired by Tolkien’s classic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings and were completed during the early 1960s when the young artist was attempting to create a Bayeux tapestry approach to illustrating this monumental book. Many of this paintings included here have never been seen before.
This delightful collection of scenes takes the reader on a unique journey through the beauty and drama of Middle-earth. It represents a truly charming addition to the series of official calendars by a gifted artist, and promises to be a memorable calendar for fans.Review:
‘How, given little over half a century of work, did one man become the creative equivalent of a people?’
‘Demanding to be compared with English mythologies… at times rises to the greatness of true myth’
‘A creation of singular beauty… magnificent in its best moments’
‘A grim, tragic, brooding and beautiful book, shot through with heroism and hope… its power is almost that of mysticism’
Toronto Globe & Mail
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Book Description Harper Voyager, 2011. Calendar. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11006208920X
Book Description It Books, 2011. Calendar. Book Condition: New. Wal. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX006208920X