A Middle-Earth Traveler

Sketches from Bag End to Mordor

Author: John Howe

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

ISBN: 9781328557513

Category: Art

Page: 176

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A Middle-earth Traveler is an illustrated guide to J.R.R. Tolkien's most famous creation, with lavish art showing the many locations and characters the author described in his classic novels, along with notes on their importance to the world. A Middle-earth Traveler presents a walking tour of J.R.R. 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 seas. Sketches that have an 'on-the-spot' feel to them are interwoven with the artist's observations gleaned from Tolkien's books and recollections of his time spent in Middle-earth while 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 many new paintings and sketches exclusive to this book, A Middle-earth Traveler will take the reader on a unique and unforgettable journey across Tolkien's magical landscape.

Star Trek Cats

Author: Jenny Parks

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452158827

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 64

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Captain's log: We have entered a galaxy where beloved illustrator Jenny Parks has conjured an astonishingly vivid homage to the original Star Trek series with an unexpected twist: a cast of cats. Featuring a hilarious new take on iconic characters and scenes—from Kirk in the Captain's chair to Spock offering his Vulcan wisdom—this eye-opening adventure stays true to the tone of the classic TV show. Playful, loving, and from a strange new world, Star Trek Cats is the perfect gift for fans of, well, Star Trek and cats.

The Hobbit Companion

Author: David Day

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1909108340

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

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Exploring the brilliant web of verbal hocus-pocus that J.R.R. Tolkien delightedly spun inThe Hobbit andThe Lord of the Rings, master hobbit investigator David Day reveals the myriad crafty puns and riddles, hidden meanings, and mythical associations beneath the saga's thrilling surface.

The Fall of Gondolin

Author: J.R.R. Tolkien

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 1328612996

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In the Tale of The Fall of Gondolin are two of the greatest powers in the world. There is Morgoth of the uttermost evil, unseen in this story but ruling over a vast military power from his fortress of Angband. Deeply opposed to Morgoth is Ulmo, second in might only to Manwë, chief of the Valar: he is called the Lord of Waters, of all seas, lakes, and rivers under the sky. But he works in secret in Middle-earth to support the Noldor, the kindred of the Elves among whom were numbered Húrin and Túrin Turambar. Central to this enmity of the gods is the city of Gondolin, beautiful but undiscoverable. It was built and peopled by Noldorin Elves who, when they dwelt in Valinor, the land of the gods, rebelled against their rule and fled to Middle-earth. Turgon King of Gondolin is hated and feared above all his enemies by Morgoth, who seeks in vain to discover the marvellously hidden city, while the gods in Valinor in heated debate largely refuse to intervene in support of Ulmo’s desires and designs. Into this world comes Tuor, cousin of Túrin, the instrument of Ulmo’s designs. Guided unseen by him Tuor sets out from the land of his birth on the fearful journey to Gondolin, and in one of the most arresting moments in the history of Middle-earth the sea-god himself appears to him, rising out of the ocean in the midst of a storm. In Gondolin he becomes great; he is wedded to Idril, Turgon’s daughter, and their son is Eärendel, whose birth and profound importance in days to come is foreseen by Ulmo. At last comes the terrible ending. Morgoth learns through an act of supreme treachery all that he needs to mount a devastating attack on the city, with Balrogs and dragons and numberless Orcs. After a minutely observed account of the fall of Gondolin, the tale ends with the escape of Túrin and Idril, with the child Eärendel, looking back from a cleft in the mountains as they flee southward, at the blazing wreckage of their city. They were journeying into a new story, the Tale of Eärendel, which Tolkien never wrote, but which is sketched out in this book from other sources. Following his presentation of Beren and Lúthien Christopher Tolkien has used the same ‘history in sequence’ mode in the writing of this edition of The Fall of Gondolin. In the words of J.R.R. Tolkien, it was ‘the first real story of this imaginary world’ and, together with Beren and Lúthien and The Children of Húrin, he regarded it as one of the three ‘Great Tales’ of the Elder Days.

Tolkien: Treasures

Author: Catherine McIlwaine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781851244966

Category: Authors, English

Page: 144

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This lavishly 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; his exquisite illustrations for The Silmarillion, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings and his creation of intricate and beautiful maps showing the topography of Middle-earth - the land he invented - this stunning book is a perfect introduction to Tolkien's creative imagination, giving a unique insight into the life of this extraordinary writer, artist and scholar.

Toilet Martin Paper Parr

Author: Maurizio Cattelan

Publisher: Damiani Limited

ISBN: 9788862085892

Category: Photography

Page: 40

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ToiletMartin PaperParr is a new, special edition of Toiletpaper published by Damiani. This unique edition celebrates a new suite of pictures presenting a back-to-back of images made in collaboration with Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari on the one side and Martin Parr on the other. The recipe is very tasty: the founders of Toiletpaper hosted Martin Parr as a special guest and asked him to form a dialogue with Toiletpaper images, coming back to them with a photograph from his archive for each image. The result is a rapid succession of images in which irony, subversion and provocation force the viewer to the impelling discovery of the next pair of images. And if you are not yet satiated by the end of this issue, you have only to start once more at the beginning.

Greg And Tim Hildebrandt, The Tolkien Years

Author: Gregory Hildebrandt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780756779542

Category: Design

Page: 131

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Author Greg Hildebrandt, Jr., son & nephew of the internationally renowned fantasy artists, witnessed the making of the paintings for the best-selling Tolkien calendars. In this lavishly illustrated book, he shares his recollections of their creation, from idyllic Hobbiton to fearsome Mordor. This volume includes a unique collection of original sketches & photographs for the paintings & is filled with commentary by the Hildebrandt Brothers. It also features a pull-out poster of an original painting, created especially for this book. Introduction by Ian Summers, the art director for the calendars who recognized the Hildebrandt brothers' unique talent.

The Lord of the Grins

Author: Mark Egginton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781911143062

Category:

Page: N.A

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Sourone is on a mission to reclaim his lost nose ring from his Goth days. To prevent this, stage magician and estate agent, The Grand Alf, enlists the help of several half-witted Halfbits, a drunken Elf, a smelly Dwarf and two men with the intellect of a single shop dummy between them. No wonder people are fleeing to the Uncrying Lands.

Have a Little Pun

An Illustrated Play on Words

Author: Frida Clements

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452153671

Category: Humor

Page: N.A

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Artist Frida Clements playfully combines colorfully detailed flora and fauna drawings with funny hand-lettered wordplay in this collection of beautifully illustrated puns. Honey, bee yourself! Gopher it. Don't be koi. Like puns? That's coo, says the pigeon. Hate puns? Birch, please. Bringing a giggle (and sometimes a groan) with each inspired page, this clever ebook makes a lovely and lighthearted gift for fans of witty humor and illustration. Having a bad hare day? Feeling a little antsy? What the hail, just dill with it, and for fox sake, have a little pun.

J.R.R. Tolkien

Artist & Illustrator

Author: Wayne G. Hammond,Christina Scull

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780261103603

Category: Biography

Page: 207

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The paintings and drawings of J.R.R. Tolkien are featured in this illustrated study, seen in the context of his writing. He is the author of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion. This book explores Tolkien's art at length, from his childhood paintings and drawings to his final sketches. Central to the book are his illustrations for his works, especially his tales of Middle-earth. Also examined are the pictures Tolkien made for his children, notably in his Father Christmas letters and for the story of Mr Bliss, his calligraphy, his love of decoration, and his contributions to the typography and design of his books.

The Tolkien Years of the Brothers Hildebrandt

Author: Greg Hildebrandt,Tim Hildebrandt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781606903490

Category: Art

Page: 152

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Gathers the paintings of Greg and Tim Hildebrandt that appeared in "The Lord of the Rings" calendars from 1976 to 1978 as well as concept sketches, photos, commissions, and new works by Greg Hildebrandt.

The Battles of Tolkien

Author: David Day

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 168412011X

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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The defining battles from the history of Middle-earth are presented in a single, entertaining volume. The history of J. R. R. Tolkien's fictional world of Middle-earth is filled with epic battles in an ongoing struggle between good and evil. The Battles of Tolkien recounts many of the greatest conflicts over thousands of years, from the earliest skirmishes of the Valarian Ages to the defining battles in the War of the Ring. Insightful commentary by Tolkien scholar David Day discusses how the people, tactics, and weapons influenced the outcome of each battle, and also how the legends of Middle-earth relate to the real-world mythology on which Tolkien based his famous literary creation. Maps and full-color illustrations help bring this rich universe to life, making it an invaluable reference book for Tolkien fans of all ages. This work is unofficial and is not authorized by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers.

Druids

Author: Kendrick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136213066

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Heart of the Home

Notes from a Vineyard Kitchen - 30th Anniversary Edition

Author: Susan Branch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780996044035

Category: Cooking

Page: 176

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Revised and expanded edition of Susan Branch's first illustrated cookbook published in 1986.

Choose to be Happy

Author: Wayne Froggatt

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 1775490718

Category:

Page: 288

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Do you want to choose how you feel? Wayne Froggatt has already taught hundreds of people in New Zealand to do just that. Choose to Be Happy is the result of his experience. In it, he applies his methods to a comprehensive range of common human problems and areas of personal growth, including: . worry . fear . anxiety . guilt . anger . depression . unassertiveness . perfectionism . decision making . disapproval and criticism . self-motivation Do you want to be your own therapist? You can learn to help yourself - with a proven method of psychotherapy that emphasises the use of your own reasoning powers to achieve personal control and growth. this book introduces the method step by step, allowing you to understand and change the way you react to events in a rational and realistic manner. Choose of Be Happy offers more than inspiration and 'positive thinking'. It holds out the prospect of permanent change.

Peace, Love and Healing

Bodymind Communication & the Path to Self-Healing: An Exploration

Author: Bernie S. Siegel

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062109510

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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A classic of patient empowerment, Peace, Love & Healing offered the revolutionary message that we have an innate ability to heal ourselves. Now proven by numerous scientific studies, the connection between our minds and our bodies has been increasingly accepted as fact throughout the mainstream medical community. In a new introduction, Dr. Bernie Siegel highligths current research on the relationships among consciousness, psychosocial factors, attitude and immune function. "Love and peace of mind do protect us," Siegel writes. "They allow us to overcome the problems that life hands us. They teach us to survive...to live now...to have the courage to confront each day."