The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Chronicles: Art & Design Hardcover – December 14, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Chronicles: Art & Design is a sumptuous celebration of the creative vision of Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected. Chronicles: Art & Design (Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey) [Daniel Falconer] on Story time just got better with Prime Book Box, a subscription that delivers. Wow. Wow. Wow. That's one "Wow" for each of the Hobbit artbooks that were published so far. This artbook is still hardcover, pages, and is.
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The Hobbit - The Desolation of Smaug Chronicles - Art and stansaturtowi.ga - Free ebook download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or view presentation slides. This sumptuous book celebrates the creative vision of Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. It is packed. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Chronicles: Art & Design explores and The book showcases art by the film's concept art directors Alan Lee and John.
Jan 01, Julie rated it really liked it. Full review here. I love the three art books for the Lord of the Rings movie series, and I enjoy a good movie art book in general.
Strangely enough though, this book fell prey to the same malady as the Hobbit movies--Overstretcheditis. No, of course I did not just make up that term.
Anyway, I love looking at all the designs, but I see no reason why this could not have been combined with the following book Creatures and Characters. I rate the art and the behind the scenes stuff an A, but Full review here. I rate the art and the behind the scenes stuff an A, but the drawn out nature dragged my rating down a bit.
I also object to putting just the artists' initials by their artwork. I could keep track of a lot of them--I am pretty familiar with their names already--but, if it were me, I would be a bit peeved by that. Give them proper, spelled out credit!
Also I got a little weary of people praising Peter Jackson for his genius. I guess I just don't think he's a genius these days. Movie making stuff always interests me too, but I wish this series were a bit more concise, as it easily could be. Nov 18, Mark rated it really liked it. Great book. Even serves as a good companion to WETA: The book also features reproductions of Thorin's map and Bilbo's contract.
The only two caveats I have is the size and landscape style of the book does not match up with Art of Lord of the Rings books published a few years ago and the fact that this is actually only one half of a two book set for the first film. The volume covering Great book. The volume covering creatures and characters will not be released until April and so that means you have to wait twice as long and pay twice as much to download two books for the first film that you got considerably less and in hardcover form for one book for the first LOR film years before.
This could lead potentially to a six volume purpose to have everything when the trilogy is complete. I love the book, but hate the tactics of squeezing the fans for more money for the same kind of thing sold for the first trilogy a decade earlier in three books covering the trilogy. It stinks of greed to me. The fact the new books don't match the others sucks too, Apr 03, Michael Alexander Henke rated it really liked it Shelves: The Hobbit feels almost feels like an exercise in how to maximize the exposure of a single property.
The one book was turned into 3 movies, those 3 movies then spawned not 1 art book each, but 2 each. Three movies and six art books for the one original novel. This is the first book of the first film and focuses on the art and design of the environments and the major characters. Of particular interest was the design process behind the dwarves and their props. The original novel didn't go into exha The Hobbit feels almost feels like an exercise in how to maximize the exposure of a single property.
The original novel didn't go into exhaustive detail about the dwarves and their physical appearances. It was up to the filmmakers to design the dwarves so each would hold true to what was known of their character, as well as being individual enough to stand out and be memorable among 12 other dwarves.
The book also comes with a fold out replica of Thorin's map as well as Bilbo's burglar contract. Nov 28, Christina rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book is a feast for your eyeballs! It is a beautiful companion to the movie. Even if you have only read the book and haven't seen the movie you will love it - It is purely magical. It showcases how all the characters and the major locations of middle earth were brought to life for the movie.
It even includes a large fold out map as well as the burglar's contract.
I am thoroughly impressed at all the details that went into making the movie. It is a must read for any fan of th WOW. It is a must read for any fan of the book or the movies. I borrowed this book from my library but I would love to own it for my own library and will be downloading it when i can find it for a decent price. It is the type of book that you could browse through over and over. You know you love a book when you find yourself hugging it upon completion: Oct 13, Jeff Lanter rated it it was amazing Shelves: This might be the best movie art book I've ever downloadd.
Not only is the book beautiful inside and out, but it has everything you would want in an art of the movie book.
All the main characters and their designs are here. The writing and the perspective of the artists is interesting to read throughout.
Both the rejected but still very interesti This might be the best movie art book I've ever downloadd. Both the rejected but still very interesting designs and the props that barely appeared on screen but show the personality of the main characters are fascinating to see. When you put all that together in one book, you have something that fans of The Hobbit or of movie art will really love.
Jan 15, Clinton Sheppard rated it really liked it. I liked seeing the artist's various conceptions of the characters and sets and reading about what inspired the final piece, like the shape of Glamdring.
I thought it was interesting that they said they had to re-create the Green Dragon Inn from scratch because there we no construction documents of the original set. The Tolkien fan can also learn a lot about the characters that isn't stated in the film by reading the design notes.
You also learn how much input the director has in everything, at l I liked seeing the artist's various conceptions of the characters and sets and reading about what inspired the final piece, like the shape of Glamdring.
You also learn how much input the director has in everything, at least on this film, because he makes the final decisions and gives guidance about costumes, etc that he likes or doesn't like.
Over and over you see "Peter liked Mar 13, Gabriella timelordsandwizards rated it it was amazing. This was beautiful and interesting and well I just love everything hobbit related really.
If you're a fan of the movie, and learning about how it was adapted and the characters and about the book as well, then definitely try to get your hands on this. It is a bit pricey, mine was 50 AUS dollars, but completely worth it. It also comes with a replica of Thorin's map and a replica of the Burglar contract. It's just so in depth, and the pictures are so so beautiful and the detail and information is This was beautiful and interesting and well I just love everything hobbit related really.
It's just so in depth, and the pictures are so so beautiful and the detail and information is actually really fascinating and I loved learning about how one of my favourite books became a movie. Apr 21, Michael Stewart added it. A very easy read. Moves quickly. It should be more engaging on repeat viewing.
Still, I can't say that I'm a hobbit aficionado. I have friends who re-read the Tolkien books as frequently as Ja A very easy read. So, my mind is not as closed to Tolkien as previous to reading this little book. Jan 20, Samuel rated it it was amazing. If you like books about the behind-the-scenes work of the art department on a film, this book from Weta is a great one!
Thriin Featured By Owner Dec 11, I would really love to get those, but you don't have to, you know, right?
It was completely my pleasure to offer you the Thorin x-stitch. Or is that different art? Thank you for publishing, your art is amazing! I put some parts of vol.
It's a kind of summary. Also vol.
Thank you!! Oh gosh. Your art has always been my favorite when it comes to them. I've never bought an art book before, but there's a first time for everything. Prev Next. Each character has many designs variations shown, but mostly from the hair and facial hair — probably more hairstyles that you can find in a hair saloon brochure.
The environment art are mainly of close ups of locations and interiors. There are a few of those wide shots as well but could have been printed bigger. Many of the nice textured pencil drawings are from John Howe and Alan Lee. Those who like production design will enjoy the insightful commentary. There's lots to read and often, there will be a few designers talking about just one character, about the design, clothing and their weapons. The extra information gives more depth to the characters.