Results 1 – 17 of 17 A TOLKEIN BESTIARY by DAY, David and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at A Tolkien Bestiary (Paperback; ISBN): The mythology of J.R.R. Lands is re-explored in a stunning bestiary by Canadian writer David Day. 4 days ago Primarily known for his reference books, starting with A Tolkien Bestiary in , Day’s books have been published in over different.
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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Here is the comprehensive reference guide for the millions of fans of the Hobbit and the Lord Of The Rings trilogy. All of the imaginary beasts, monsters, fauna, and flora of J.
Tolkien’s lush fantasy worlds of the Middle-Earth and the Undying Lands are presented in more that black-and-white illustrations and 36 full color paintings. A Chronology of all the histori Here is the comprehensive reference guide for the millions of fans of the Hobbit and the Lord Of The Rings trilogy. A Chronology of all the historical ages, a general index, genealogies of the races of men, maps, and a special index referring to Tolkien’s original works are also included. Hardcoverpages. Published February 5th by Gramercy first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about A Tolkien Bestiaryplease sign up. Or are they more or less the same book in different editions? It explains the characters and tells the story behind different settings that he …more It is a book that contains information about JRR Tolkien’s best work. It explains the characters and tells the story behind different settings that he created. See all 4 questions about A Tolkien Bestiary…. Lists with This Book. The vast fantasy universe Tolkien created in all its many colours is complex and stretches further than most others if not all.
It depicts a huge wealth of races, cultures, languages and creatures.
Some are inherently evil. Some tollkien neutral and serve only themselves. All in all, there are a lot of them and they all have their own animals that serve them. From dragons to horses, from Wargs to R The vast fantasy universe Tolkien created in all its many colours is complex and stretches further than most others if not all.
From dragons to horses, from Wargs to Ravens, David Day notes all that is to be found in middle earth.
And, surprisingly, he even goes into extreme detail and talks about plants. They are stark with a tinge of brutal realism.
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I like them a lot. A lot of dedication went into this work from a man who clearly appreciates middle earth and has gone to great lengths to illustrate what is to be found there.
Recommended reading for Tolkien enthusiasts. Jun 20, Jason Koivu rated it it was amazing Shelves: In ye olden days of the mids books and bookstores focused on money and power.
Finances and the law were hot topics 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 bextiary go on visually aside from – tho In ye olden days of the mids books and dqvid focused on money and power.
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 personally beloved and earnest as they were – honestly subpar animated movies.
I reveled in this thick book packed with all manner of man and monster.
It sparked imagination in me in a way few things have ever done. View all 19 comments. Jun 02, Barry Cunningham rated it it was amazing. I recently found this book, an early edition published inat an antiques fair in Newark, UK. 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 Und I recently found this book, an early edition published inat an antiques fair in Newark, UK. This is a very comprehensive work that all fans of Middle Earth and it’s inhabitants also of The Undying Landsshould devour, savouring every morsel and enjoying the detail and thoroughness of its contents, leaving no crumbs, until it is completely digested.
I did and I am still gorged, satisfied that I am all the richer from the experience. Thank you David Day for bringing Tolkien’s imagination into ‘physical’ reality on the pages of this now treasured volume. Jul 01, Gary rated it really liked it. A Tolkien Bestiary is certainly an indispensable work for any Tolkien devotee, and helps one get to grips with the elaborate world of the Undying Lands and Middle Earth. Furthermore David Day, brings these works together, and presents the whole picture of Middle Eart A Tolkien Bestiary is certainly an indispensable work for any Tolkien devotee, and helps one get to grips with the elaborate world of the Undying Lands and Middle Earth.
Furthermore David Day, brings these works together, and presents the whole picture of Middle Earth. A Tolkien Bestiary is a highly comprehensive work, with maps, timelines and genealogies. One can then go on to look at the various families of Elfkind, and the entries under the different names for each. What really makes the book a pleasurable experience to look at are the wonderful illustrations from the remarkably talented artists, in this work.
These drawings really bring Tolkien’s work to life, and the colour illustrations are genuine works of art which make this book the perfect coffee table book.
Of course Tolkoen haven’t read it cover to cover. 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. Nov 08, Kevin rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: 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 by David Day. Bsstiary you enjoy Tolkien, and do not have time to search appendicies, Tolkien’s letters, or Tolkien’s notations both J. This book is bestkary the money, and there is a reason why Christopher Davjd has not decried David Day’s work – because David Day did his research.
Mar 26, Adrian Anderson rated it it was amazing Shelves: Thoroughly engaging and informative, this book is so, So, SO much more than a simple bestiary of Tolkien’s worlds. Reading it one can see at a macro level all that has transpired of note. Major events are also prominently featured in beautifully rendered color artwork.
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It is truly a work that I believe Tolkien would have been proud to see affiliated with his universe. Exce Thoroughly engaging and informative, this book is so, So, SO much more than a simple bestiary of Tolkien’s worlds. Jun 16, J. Aleksandr Wootton rated it liked it.
More like an illustrated encyclopedia inspired by the medieval bestiary tradition than a true bestiary. There’s much more broad Tolkienic lore here than a focused guide to beasts would contain, and the illustrations are nothing like an alchemic anatomy or even an Audubon fieldbook.
More often they depict scenes, events, and moods instead. A decent resource, despite the misleading title. Jul 26, Crystal Puckett rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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 more “medieval” in style, which I think adds to the overall feel of a fantasy world. The illustration of the “Thousand Ca Although there are movies to give visuals, and tons of books about Tolkien’s beloved fantasy world, the Tolkien Bestiary otlkien out to me.
I bought it for that reason the artwork alone, but it’s worth reading, too. A brief, but descriptive, history of events from the Silmarillion is included, as well as depictions both in words and drawings of the creatures in The Lord of the Rings and other Tolkien works. I’ve read nearly all of Tolkien’s works repeatedly, and am very much a Tolkien enthusiast and “Lord of the Rings geek” and I think this book is wonderful!
I bought this book many years ago, mostly out of idle interest. This book is a great da guide to all the creatures Tolkien writes bout in his stories, and the bestjary 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 throu I bought this book many years ago, mostly out of idle interest. Even all these years later, I still enjoy flipping through the pages.
As with David Day’s other book, ‘A Guide to Tolkein’, Characters of Tolkein besitary 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. Aug 21, Lydia rated it really liked it Shelves: A sumptuous feast for the eyes to any lover of illustrations or fantasy art.