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Title: The Lord of the Rings: The Art of The Fellowship of the Ring
Author: Gary Russell
Publisher: Published June 12th 2002 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618212903
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With complete and unrestricted access to artowrk created over a five-year period, this authoritative and insightful book illustrates the creative development of The Fellowship of the Ring. This official publication contains 500 exclusive images, from the earliest pencil sketches and conceptual drawings to magnificant full-color paintings that shaped the look of the film. A With complete and unrestricted access to artowrk created over a five-year period, this authoritative and insightful book illustrates the creative development of The Fellowship of the Ring. This official publication contains 500 exclusive images, from the earliest pencil sketches and conceptual drawings to magnificant full-color paintings that shaped the look of the film. All the principal locations, costumes, armor and creatures are covered in stunning detail, including concepts, storyboards and images that did not make it into the final film. As well as a wealth of sketches, paintings and digital images, The Art of The Fellowship of the Ring contains photographs showing how the creative process was realized and a number of stills from the film. Contributors include Alan Lee and John Howe, the two artists who inspired Peter Jackson's vision of Middle-earth and who worked with him to bring his trilogy to the big screen. They and a dozen other designers who created all of these diverse elements explain how they contributed to the development of the film, giving a fascinating insight into how Middle-earth was brought to life. With text compiled from exclusive interviews with director Peter Jackson, special effects supervisor Richard Taylor, designers Grant Major, Ngila Dickson, Paul Lasaine and others, this unique book celebrates the pivotal contribution made by a handful of people which help turn the first Lord of the Rings movie into an award-winning global success.

30 review for The Lord of the Rings: The Art of The Fellowship of the Ring

  1. 4 out of 5

    Kaitlin

    I read this book and finished it actually quite a while ago and it was an invaluable resource for writing parts of my dissertation. Besides that it's also genuinely a really wonderful read with reference to all sorts of excellent concept art, costume design and quotes from all areas of the team who worked on the Lord of the Rings films. I have to say I am very happy that I own the next one in this series too because it's very through and a really beautiful book to read thorough and discover so m I read this book and finished it actually quite a while ago and it was an invaluable resource for writing parts of my dissertation. Besides that it's also genuinely a really wonderful read with reference to all sorts of excellent concept art, costume design and quotes from all areas of the team who worked on the Lord of the Rings films. I have to say I am very happy that I own the next one in this series too because it's very through and a really beautiful book to read thorough and discover so much about the process behind the film. I definitely loved the way that the chapters were divided up as it made it easy to find pages relevant to areas such as props, races, particular character etc and I thought that the way it was all tied together with images, screen-grabs, paintings and other essential elements really showed the story of exactly how these films were made and how much work and consideration went into every detail. Overall a solid 4*s :)

  2. 4 out of 5

    Parka

    (More pictures at parkablogs.com) The Art of The Fellowship of the Ring is one of the three art books for The Lord of the Rings. The other two being The Art of the Two Towers and The Art of the Return of the King. Also available in one condensed edition of these three art books is The Art of the Lord of the Rings. The review you read here will be roughly the same as the ones for other books. The three volume collects over 500 images each, consisting pencils sketches, paintings and sculptures. Thes (More pictures at parkablogs.com) The Art of The Fellowship of the Ring is one of the three art books for The Lord of the Rings. The other two being The Art of the Two Towers and The Art of the Return of the King. Also available in one condensed edition of these three art books is The Art of the Lord of the Rings. The review you read here will be roughly the same as the ones for other books. The three volume collects over 500 images each, consisting pencils sketches, paintings and sculptures. These are the art from conceptual to execution stage. The principal designers are Alan Lee, Paul Lasaine, John Howe, Grant Major, Richard Taylor (head of Weta Workshop) and Nigila Dickson among other talented artists. A full list of credits is provided. The books focus on the set and environment designs of the various Middle-earth locations, including character and creature designs from the region. While there are also weapon designs, you should turn to The Lord of the Rings Weapons and Warfare for more comprehensive coverage. The commentary and depth of the books are great. There are captions for every sketch and illustration provided, both from the artists and Gary Russell. These includes the various iterations from the discarded to the final designs used in the movies. The artists talk about the English and European influence on their sets and architecture, compositing photos and matte painting, techniques used to create the rich and seemingly authentic world, costume designs and other elements of the film. The books provide a great insight into the amount of art and details required to produce a movie — three actually — of such massive scale. What you don't see in this book is talk on the production aspect, which is left to The Making of the Movie Trilogy and The Lord of the Rings Official Movie Guide. The Art of the Lord of the Rings art book series is a great resource for fans as well as fantasy artists.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Andrew

    This is obviously the first of the trilogy (I will be writing them up one after another since I was lucky enough to pick them up as a set). Now at the time of the films release (which I guess was repeated with the release of the subsequent two sequels) there was so much material released about the film, the story even about Tolkien himself it seemed you could not look through the front door of a book shop without seeing something about Lord of the Rings. However now after a number of years (inclu This is obviously the first of the trilogy (I will be writing them up one after another since I was lucky enough to pick them up as a set). Now at the time of the films release (which I guess was repeated with the release of the subsequent two sequels) there was so much material released about the film, the story even about Tolkien himself it seemed you could not look through the front door of a book shop without seeing something about Lord of the Rings. However now after a number of years (including the release of the Hobbit) attention has moved on elsewhere and the draw of the books has diminished, at least it has for those who are not diehard fans or people who appreciate a good book. So the books are about the art of the films - from concept to final design with the odd production shot thrown in for good measure. There is a treasure trove of art here which as I have stated on many occasion, without the presence of a book like this probably would never see the light of day. Which to me in criminal considering the hours talented people have put in to their production. So for me this book spans the gap from the visual delights of the film to the classic art of the book, both from its cover and the art it has inspired over the years. You see for me the film imagery made the story its own and yet there seems to be such familiarity in every scene and this book captures that essence. So like many a book of this type it appeals to the fan of the film as well as those who know and love the story that gave it life. This book is one of those titles you could go to time after time and find something new every time.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Zach Carter

    If you had the power of the most powerful ring that could save your life would use it, even if it could kill you. Lord Of The Rings is a great series especially fellowship of the ring. Fellowship Of The Ring is mainly about trying to destroy the ring that created all. Frodo, Sam, Gandalf, and so many other main characters, set off on a adventure to get rid of the one ring that controls all. A man by the name of Sauron put a majority of his power into this one ring. But Gandalf is afraid that t If you had the power of the most powerful ring that could save your life would use it, even if it could kill you. Lord Of The Rings is a great series especially fellowship of the ring. Fellowship Of The Ring is mainly about trying to destroy the ring that created all. Frodo, Sam, Gandalf, and so many other main characters, set off on a adventure to get rid of the one ring that controls all. A man by the name of Sauron put a majority of his power into this one ring. But Gandalf is afraid that the ring is going back to the dark lord a.k.a Sauron. After Frodo leaves the shire home to the hobbits he is pursued by 9 dark horsemen or Ringwraiths. After they discover this the head to the old forest and quickly become lost without the guidance of Gandalf the grey since he went on an urgent mission to the south. Luckily they run into a man named Tom which leads them out of the forest over several nights. After they the forest they meet this majestic man named strider. Frodo doesn’t know strider and he wants to take them off the beaten path after hearing stories of the ringwraiths. Frodo was not so foolish until the the innkeeper gave them an important letter, that was left by Gandalf many months ago that convinced Frodo to leave. Strider becomes a epic ranger in the story and saves Frodo, Sam, and two others many times. After this they go to an elvish council and decide as a group what to do with the ring. Frodo leaves the Elvish city and sets outward toward Mordor. The personal connection to this book was the balance between good and evil. I say this because the ring is the most beautiful ring and always stays shiny but put it on and you slowly become a different person. I thought this book did live up to its promise because it’s a great start so far of the trilogy and don’t see it slowing down. The book does have really boring parts but those building parts build into amazing scenes so the long read is worth the wait. This was a great book and I will finish the rest of the series This book is a good read for any fiction lover, the book is completely different to what is out there today. The book is an easy read at only 398 pages and time flies by while reading it. IF you want a good read READ THIS BOOK!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Vicki

    This was my favorite book of all time!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Joana Peroskia

    Gandalf is amazing, You sall not past Vs the balrog of moria

  7. 5 out of 5

    Angy

    La verdad que para los fans de Tolkien, de P Jackson y todo lo relacionado con El Señor De Los Anillos estos libros son impresionantes pero si encima, como yo misma, has estudiado bachillerato de arte son la reostia. Algunos apartados son mas interesantes que otros .El apartado de lugares son unas imágenes que te desean estar allí!, el vestuario te demuestra lo mega currados que están todos los detalles, las armas a mi es que me flipan y para mi el mas aburrido son las criaturas porque te enseña La verdad que para los fans de Tolkien, de P Jackson y todo lo relacionado con El Señor De Los Anillos estos libros son impresionantes pero si encima, como yo misma, has estudiado bachillerato de arte son la reostia. Algunos apartados son mas interesantes que otros .El apartado de lugares son unas imágenes que te desean estar allí!, el vestuario te demuestra lo mega currados que están todos los detalles, las armas a mi es que me flipan y para mi el mas aburrido son las criaturas porque te enseñan doce mil orcos y veinte mil balrog...pero aún así los espectros y algunos mas son dignos de mencionar. Le doy un cinco y porque no tengo mas!!!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Annie

    I am almost through the book- 4 chapters left! The only thing that I despise and adore about J.R.R Tolkien is his love of description and the language he uses. The book draws on with no need for certain description and needs of description, but the language draws you in and hooks you to the setting, characters, and theme. Though it may also be because I saw the movie before actually diving into the literary world of the hobbits, I enjoy the creativity that rushes from the pages like waves (pun heh I am almost through the book- 4 chapters left! The only thing that I despise and adore about J.R.R Tolkien is his love of description and the language he uses. The book draws on with no need for certain description and needs of description, but the language draws you in and hooks you to the setting, characters, and theme. Though it may also be because I saw the movie before actually diving into the literary world of the hobbits, I enjoy the creativity that rushes from the pages like waves (pun hehehe). I am excited to get through the first and continue on with the rest. (I have read The Hobbit (prequel) and loved it and will probably love this one as well)

  9. 5 out of 5

    Nurse Lisa In Ohio (PRN Book Reviews)

    4.5/5 stars Brief remarks: Pretty cool, overall. I have read the LOTR Trilogy & the Hobbit AT LEAST once/year for over 15+ years...it was a neat chance reading this part with the film based art included! I think I'll look for the rest of the set & check them out as well. My only complaint is I could only find it in a "real" book at the time (versus ebook) & I find myself no longer good at actually picking up a true book & turning pages; how pathetic is THAT?! Lame.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Eric H

    I am currently reading lord of the rings fellowship of the ring this is a really good book I think the author did a really good book surprisingly he wrote this before the hobbit I think the author did a really good job of telling the landscape and characters I am now moving on to the second book I gave this book 5 stars I recommend this book to any one who likes fantasy happy reading!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Arma

    This book is great I could not stop reading it

  12. 5 out of 5

    Purnima

    good

  13. 4 out of 5

    Alexander Totchtchev

    Theme: If you like reading about Middle Ages fantasy then you will like this book. Theme of this book that people should stand together to face dangers. Summary: Little hobbit Frodo seized the magical ring from his uncle, but he must destroy it. Otherwise, “The Enemy” will use it to capture the world. In this book Frodo began his journey to the place where it is possible to melt the ring. Frodo passed dark, magical forest with three friends. In the village not far away from the forest they met m Theme: If you like reading about Middle Ages fantasy then you will like this book. Theme of this book that people should stand together to face dangers. Summary: Little hobbit Frodo seized the magical ring from his uncle, but he must destroy it. Otherwise, “The Enemy” will use it to capture the world. In this book Frodo began his journey to the place where it is possible to melt the ring. Frodo passed dark, magical forest with three friends. In the village not far away from the forest they met mysterious man who brought them to the save city where four other people from different countries and species volunteered to help Frodo. They passed through an ancient mine where they fought with Barlog ( fire monster ) and orcs, but that was not the end of their troubles. They met a lot of other dangers on their way. Setting: Main events happened between June, 1408 and December, 1409 ( events in all books in a serie lays within these dates ). Most of the people in the squad are cultured and educated warriors. Main heroes travelled through many cities, villages, and countries on the continent called Middle-Earth in the Earth like world known as Arda. Favorite Quote: “The Dwarves tell no tale; but even as mithril was the foundation of their wealth, so also it was their destruction; they delved too greedily and too deep, and disturbed that from which they fled, Durin’s Bane.” Analyze Quote: This quote reminded me about how greed could cause fateful events. Dwarves were greed. Delving for expansive metal they released ancient demon that killed all of them. In a real world many people make questionable decisions in order to become rich, and these decisions bring them a lot of problems. Personal Connections: This book relate to me because I overcame fear like Frodo when he agreed to go to the dangerous journey. I overcame fear of speaking foreign language with foreign people. This book is relate to everybody because it shows how hobbits feel fear just like everyone else. This fantasy book connect to people more than some books about real world. One Question: This book really made me think about overcoming yourself because main character - Frodo Baggins changed from ordinary boy to very brave and strong fellow.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Andrew Garvey

    Found on sale for £1.50 in a charity shop by my wife and son and bought as a surprise for me, it's likely an indication of how good the book is that my son has now nicked it off me. Kindly, he let me keep it long enough to actually read and enjoy it. Obviously, the vast majority of the book is taken up with sketches, designs and production photographs but the accompanying captions are fascinating. After years of seeing people banging on about the amazing landscapes in New Zealand, it's interestin Found on sale for £1.50 in a charity shop by my wife and son and bought as a surprise for me, it's likely an indication of how good the book is that my son has now nicked it off me. Kindly, he let me keep it long enough to actually read and enjoy it. Obviously, the vast majority of the book is taken up with sketches, designs and production photographs but the accompanying captions are fascinating. After years of seeing people banging on about the amazing landscapes in New Zealand, it's interesting to see just how many of those tourism-driving wide shots are based on composite shots and matte paintings. You're a fraud, New Zealand tourist industry!! Around half of the book is devoted to the film's locations and set design but to me, the most interesting are the character sketches and the maquettes for the orcs, trolls, Uruk-Hai and the Balrog. I might even get to re-read it sometime, assuming it ever emerges from the Mordorian chaos of my son's bedroom.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Narariel

    A lovely book with interesting tidbits from the FotR movie, I enjoyed reading it and seeing the pictures. Overall, very well-done and included stuff that isn't covered in the "appendices" of the DVDs.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Oscar

    Loaded with original sketches from John Howe and Alan Lee; it’s really great how they worked to keep the visuals for the films accessible and not delve too much into “high fantasy”.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Kaitlyn

    A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Pattie

    A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Pamela

    A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Dayna

    A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Marikiya

    Vamos, que de haber podido me lo hubiera leído fumando hierba del Viejo Toby (y yo ni fumo ni na xD).

  22. 4 out of 5

    Elva

    A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Furman

    A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Emelia

    A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Valentine

    A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Declan

    A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Name

    A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Nolan

    A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Alex Telander

    starstarstar Where did most of the design influences from the movie come from? What does the floor plan of Bag End look like? How were digital techniques used to increase the scale of Middle-Earth on screen? Who made the Orcs look so fearsome? In this interim period, where time is counting down tot eh next Lord of the Rings epic release, The Two Towers, it is important to take out your copy of The Fellowship of the Ring (no doubt on DVD) and view it over and over, for you simply cannot stand the w starstarstar Where did most of the design influences from the movie come from? What does the floor plan of Bag End look like? How were digital techniques used to increase the scale of Middle-Earth on screen? Who made the Orcs look so fearsome? In this interim period, where time is counting down tot eh next Lord of the Rings epic release, The Two Towers, it is important to take out your copy of The Fellowship of the Ring (no doubt on DVD) and view it over and over, for you simply cannot stand the waiting. Fortunately, there are other means of tedium solving than watching the movie and reading the books repeatedly. And that is The Lord of the Rings: The Art of the Fellowship of the Ring. With breathtaking colorful scenery pictures, tantalizing sketches and drawings of characters and creatures, as well as full color final depictions, this book is a work of art itself. Plus there’s a great commentary provided by Gary Russell pointing out crucial facts and details, such as answers to the questions posed in the first paragraph of this review, as well as many others. Hopefully, The Art of the Fellowship of the Ring will keep your satisfied until the movie release, and if it doesn’t, watch this space for a review of The Art of the Two Towers. Originally published on October 14th, 2002. For over 500 book reviews, and over 40 exclusive author interviews (both audio and written), visit BookBanter.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Steven.l

    Why did I read this book? I forgot...... However, I still remember that I started reading this book maybe because the hobbit movie was coming out and I read the hobbit. After that, I found out that this book is only leading to the next three books that are actually part of the series. I liked this book because of its suspenseful plot and its unusual settings. Settings: In this book, the best part about it is its unusual setting, and the author named it the middle earth. There are six types of bei Why did I read this book? I forgot...... However, I still remember that I started reading this book maybe because the hobbit movie was coming out and I read the hobbit. After that, I found out that this book is only leading to the next three books that are actually part of the series. I liked this book because of its suspenseful plot and its unusual settings. Settings: In this book, the best part about it is its unusual setting, and the author named it the middle earth. There are six types of beings in this book, the hobbits, the orcs, the elves, the goblins, the men, and the dwarves. These different kinds of beings controlled different areas of middle earth and thus they each have different types of buildings because of the difference in landscape. The author described these disdinct settings clearly and succinctly in a way that really impresses me. For instance, on page 354, it says,"All about them as tehy lay hung the darkness, hollow and immense, and they were oppressed by the loneliness and vastness of the dolven halls and endlessly branching stairs and passages. In this part of the book, the 6 beings were in the dark mines of Moria, and this sentence is a great example of how the author describes the setting vividly and it even creates a sense of suspense.

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