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Tolkien Bestiarium

Tolkien Bestiarium En rikt illustrerad uppslagsbok om djur och odjur varelser och v sen gudar och m nniskor tr d och v xter i Tolkiens sagov rld F rsta upplagan utkom Andra tryckningen Mandarin Offset Hon

En rikt illustrerad uppslagsbok om djur och odjur, varelser och v sen, gudar och m nniskor, tr d och v xter i Tolkiens sagov rld.F rsta upplagan utkom 1980.Andra tryckningen 1991, Mandarin Offset, Hong Kong.

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  1. David Day Åke Ohlmarks says:
    David Day b 14 October 1947 in Victoria, British Columbia is a Canadian author of over forty books poetry, natural history, ecology, mythology, fantasy, and children s literature Internationally he is most notably known for his literary criticism on J R R Tolkien and his works.After finishing high school in Victoria, British Columbia, Day worked as a logger for five years on Vancouver Island before graduating from the University of Victoria Subsequently he has travelled widely, most frequently to Greece and Britain.Day has published six books of poems for adults and ten illustrated children s books of fiction and poetry His non fiction books on natural history include The Doomsday Book of Animals, The Whale War, Eco Wars a Layman Guide to the Environmental Movement, Noah s Choice and most recently Never A Book of Hours Meditations on Extinction 2012 His Doomsday Book was a Time Magazine Book of the Year and became the basis for the 100 part animated short TV series Lost Animals of the 20th Century David Days best selling books on the life and works of JRR Tolkien include A Tolkien Bestiary, Tolkien the Illustrated Encyclopedia, Tolkien s Ring, The World of Tolkien and The Hobbit Companion.Day s Tolkien s Ring was illustrated by academy award winning artist Alan Lee, as was Castles, The Animals Within, Gothic and Quest For King Arthur.

Comment 550 on “Tolkien Bestiarium

  1. Jason Koivu says:
    In ye olden days of the mid 1980s books and bookstores focused on money and power Finances and the law were hot topicselves and magic, not so much So when I, a humble Tolkien fan, discovered this brilliant tome of all things Tolkien I nearly cried.A Tolkien Bestiary is an illustrated collection of Middle Earth creatures The drawings are stark, they are beautiful, they evoke emotion and brought to life the author s work at a time when there was little else to go on visually aside from though pers [...]

  2. Barry Cunningham says:
    I recently found this book, an early edition published in 1983, at an antiques fair in Newark, UK Being an ardent Tolkien reader and fan of his creation, Middle Earth , I snapped it up for a mere 5 note What a stroke of luck This book is a masterpiece, a truly wonderful depiction of Tolkien s creations by a group of gifted artists and illustrators, beautifully brought together by David Day This is a very comprehensive work that all fans of Middle Earth and it s inhabitants also of The Undying La [...]

  3. Gorgona Grim says:
    Dejvid Dej me je ponovo odu evio, ovaj put sa Tolkinovim re nikom Nakon Tolkinovog prstena , itanje ove knjige mi je predstavljalo veliko zadovoljstvo i neizmerno sam zahvalna obzirom na to da je knjiga, poput svake enciklopedije, izuzetno prakti na i korisna.

  4. Joey Woolfardis says:
    Of course I haven t read it cover to cover Which idiot would Okay, maybe a lot of people would, but I did not However, it is a wonderful, wonderful book and, despite what many people think, is as close to Tolkien truth as possible to get.Blog Instagram Twitter Pinterest Shop Etsy

  5. Kevin says:
    Although you will find many detractors from David Day s work, it has come to my attention that this book is 100% accurate.Many people who claim that David Day s compilation is trash , are those who insist that he makes up entries to satisfy white space.This could not be further from the truth Being a Tolkien enthusiast, I have done a great deal of searching throughout Tolkien s books, letters, and notations made by Christopher Tolkien In my search, I have found evidence of direct citations used [...]

  6. Adrian Anderson says:
    Thoroughly engaging and informative, this book is so, So, SO much than a simple bestiary of Tolkien s worlds It is almost a complete history from the Making of Arda and beyond Reading it one can see at a macro level all that has transpired of note.It details races, animals, monsters, EVEN TREES Major events are also prominently featured in beautifully rendered color artwork It is truly a work that I believe Tolkien would have been proud to see affiliated with his universe Excellent

  7. Crystal Puckett says:
    Although there are movies to give visuals, and tons of books about Tolkien s beloved fantasy world, the Tolkien Bestiary stands out to me It is definitely worth reading I really love the artwork in this book no, it s not by Alan Lee or John Howe, but the art is beautiful in its own right and doesn t need to be compared to them I like the way the creatures are drawn a bit medieval in style, which I think adds to the overall feel of a fantasy world The illustration of the Thousand Caves of Menegr [...]

  8. Beau Johnston says:
    I bought this book many years ago, mostly out of idle interest I played DD for a year or two before I read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, so my knowledge of fantasy critters was already well rounded.This book is a great reference guide to all the creatures Tolkien writes bout in his stories, and the different folklore that inspired him Some of the artwork is a little abstract for my taste, but it doesn t detract from the book.Even all these years later, I still enjoy flipping through the [...]

  9. Lydia says:
    A sumptuous feast for the eyes to any lover of illustrations or fantasy art Almost refined to a science, Day lists in logical order every beast, humanoid, age and other major Tolkien factoids But the illustrations, created by various artists from across the fantasy art spectrum, is what drew me in.

  10. Charley Robson says:
    Don t mind me, I ll be sitting in the corner stroking the cover and crooning quietly to myself Mmmm PreciousssssOf David Day s three Tolkenian guides, this one is probably the least that is to say, you probably want to buy it with at least one of the others I would recommend all three, because they are very pretty and imminently handy for cross reference As usual, the material is pretty thorough and well researched, but as with all guides, it cannot go into the detail that would satisfy fans lik [...]

  11. Sam says:
    This is a joyfully detailed guide to the world of J.R.R Tolkien from the people and races to the animals and plants that play integral roles in the Middle Earth stories that Tolkien unleashed upon the world, and not just LOTR either Day has made sure that all of those beings and beasts that Tolkien conjured are represented and discussed and with a passion and eye for detail that is deserving of Tolkien himself I m not biasedhonestly Added to this Day has brought together an excellent team of ill [...]

  12. Devero says:
    Fu uno dei miei primi acquisti ai Remainders di Milano, nel lontano 89 o 90.Un enciclopedia tolkeniana, illustrata con uno stile particolare, molto lontano, per certi versi, da come mi immaginavo io la Terra di Mezzo all epoca, quando praticamente solo il cartone animato era stato prodotto.Ma il bello di esser vissuto e aver letto Tolkien prima dell arrivo di Peter Jackson anche questo nona aver avuto la fantasia visiva condizionata dai film.

  13. Amanda says:
    As with David Day s other book, A Guide to Tolkein , Characters of Tolkein is a comprehensive resource, listing the characters you are likely to come across during any exploration of the Tolkein mythos, be it reading the books, watching the films, or even playing Tolkein based games Excellent for those of us who want a better understanding of the subject material, whichever media you may choose to explore it in.

  14. Hal Johnson says:
    On the one hand, this book is a lot of fun On the other hand, Tolkien is the last author to read a bestiary about Time and again you read a term and it s just another name for elf Tolkien was better at thinking at names for elves than he was of thinking about different kinds of beasts This is still a light criticism of the book because Tolkien was REALLY GOOD at thinking of names for elves.

  15. J.Aleksandr Wootton says:
    More like an illustrated Middle Earth encyclopedia inspired by the medieval bestiary tradition than a true bestiary There s much Tolkienic lore here in than just a guide to beasts, and the illustrations are hardly reminiscent of an Audubon guide often they depict scenes, events, and moods than field guide art A decent resource despite the misleading title.

  16. Nico says:
    clearly the author knows his shit, but for a bestiary there s far too few illustrations and damning, no entry for the main villains of the series wtf got time for a plant but not for melkor shame shame

  17. Marko Vasić says:
    Fascinating 3 Small Tolkien s vocabulary or handbook for better understanding the Middle Earth characters, landscapes and realms Never gets tedious and the one should read it every month or so.

  18. Artnoose McMoose says:
    I thumbed through this book for almost two years and finally finished It s a pretty good reference book for all living things in the Tolkien universe There were a few times that the author s facts differed from my own understanding of legendarium minutiae, but all in all it s a decent illustrated reference book.

  19. EmeraldDrake says:
    Not much of a bestiary per se, but still a decent guide to Tolkein s world and the peoples, creatures, and places that he devised.

  20. Wild-Rogue-Rose says:
    That brief, shinning moment when a neighbor gives permission for you to peruse their library, when you should be helping them dust and shift trash Always take it, never can tell what you may find on other s shelves that might interest you.Much was the same with me, when this was pulled from a cramped shelf of Choral binders To say I was surprised is an understatement to say I was thrilled can be measure best by the richter scale I had never known of this book, I come from a long line of GEEKS wh [...]

  21. Katharine_Ann says:
    This book is a great tool to use when I need to look up something quickly What I like most about this book is that it contains a lot detail than you would expect while maintaining concise entries These are not just a one or two line definition of names instead the book offers a context for the name, giving details about how it fits into the world of Middle earth Still the entries remain brief enough that you re not sitting and reading for forever You can get a firm understanding very quickly, a [...]

  22. Chris says:
    An oversized paperback with a purple cloth binding , this guide is a great companion piece to many of the worlds Tolkien wrote about Creatures just mentioned here and there have full definitions and oft times an illustration, albeit most all of the illustrations are in black and white and at times are a bit jumbled with so much going on in the scene.The glossary of beasts is set up alphabetically I would advise a reader to use this as a companion piece only as a straight read through is a bit dr [...]

  23. William Quest says:
    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book There was much that I never knew, and even that I had forgotten David Day did a fantastic job with the in depth summarizing of the entries I would definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in Middle Earth The only criticism I had was in formatting I would rather have had sub headings under certain main headings Like having a heading of Elves, then with subheadings of Vanyar, Silvan, Noldor etc discussing each in turn, all in one section Currently [...]

  24. Jaimie says:
    This maybe isn t the best book to read cover to cover, since it s laid out like a traditional encyclopedia, but man is it a great source of information about every aspect of Middle Earth Obviously it doesn t go into as much detail about the topics as the novels, but it gives solid outlines longer than I expected in some cases so that readers can easily cross reference events, places, groups of characters, etc while reading the novels My only real complaint is that the author chose not to simplif [...]

  25. Dark-Draco says:
    I feel this book should have had a different title, especially after reading the introduction It isn t really about the characters, but is a bestiary of the differrent species, races, plants and animals that are mentioned in Tolkein s great novels Because of the nature of the book, there is a lot of repetition different species can have many different names and are often listed individually The stories of these people are also repeated many times, which can get a bit tiring if reading from cover [...]

  26. jack says:
    i sleep on a mattress on the floor my bedside table is a wooden crate on top of the crate is a lamp, the light of which i read by inside the crate is my alarm clock so i can get up insanely early to practice yoga next to the alarm clock is return of the king which i am currently reading before i pass out at night and next to return of the king is this book, which i use as a read along it lists every animal, place, plant, character, mystical race, etc in all of tolkien s middle earth books there [...]

  27. Antoine says:
    This is a terrifically fun reference work on Tolkien s world, with some of the best illustrations of Tolkiens legendarium ever I am not much of a fan of most Tolkien illustration, so I am saying something here It includes the only satisfying representations of the elves, to my eye, that I have ever seen.The text itself was composed after The Silmarillion, but before Unfinished Tales, so that many key ideas and much information revealed in the latter work are not reflected here.

  28. Kevis Hendrickson says:
    One of my personal favorite books based on Tolkien s work and ranks right up there with Letters and his biographies The art style is nothing like what you would expect, especially if you saw the movies first Thankfully, I didn t So I have an increased appreciation for what Middle Earth looks like in my mind, as opposed to Peter Jackson s Highly recommended for the Tolkien enthusiast But the purists may still want to stick with their own vision of Middle Earth Me I say bring it on You can never h [...]

  29. Daniel says:
    This is an older one in my collection It is such an amazing book The art is what grabbed me It is such a strange and otherworldly type of art and I have it featured on another book, Eaters of The Dead, by Michael Crichton Same artist did both I don t know, it just seems that when the right art and explanation of the meaning of that piece art married the words have some much depth and the mind and imagination delve into deep places that alone, either words or art might not take us as deep In thi [...]

  30. Dan Buchness says:
    If you ve ready The Hobbit LoTR, this will recap all of that, and introduce you to the entire Tolkien world all Ages and all of the key players It s written documentary style, but has all the iconic art you normally associate with Tolkien s work and incidentally used in the movie Just does a SUPER job of summarizing everything in terms of beasts and beings.This is actually what got me determined to continue reading the Silmarillion just about the hardest read I ve ever encountered in English.

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