The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Chronicles: Art & Design explores and celebrates the creative vision of the second film in Academy Award–winning filmmaker Peter Jackson’s trilogy adaptation of The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien.
This lavish volume follows Bilbo, Gandalf, and Thorin’s Company of Dwarves eastward, through hitherto unseen regions of Middle-earth, on their quest to reclaim the lost realm of Erebor from the Dragon Smaug. Exploring the design and development of the environments, cultures, creatures, and artifacts encountered by the characters, it is filled with more than one thousand stunning images of conceptual art, supplementary photographs, and detailed commentary provided by the film’s cast and crew.
As a bonus feature, unique to this book, there is a special fold-out replica of the portrait of the Master of Lake-town, played by Stephen Fry, exactly as it appears in the film.
Compiled by Weta Workshop senior concept designer Daniel Falconer, this is the third book in The Hobbit: Chronicles series, and it has been created in full collaboration with key members of the production’s creative team to ensure the most comprehensive and authentic film companion possible.
Review- The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug Chronicles: Art and Design gives a unique and visually stunning insight into the *tremendous* amount of work and detail put into the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films by Peter Jackson and his crew. Covering everything from Mirkwood to Thranduil’s hall to Laketown and Erebor, this must-have tome showcases the thousands of scenery-pieces, hundreds of costumes and weapons, dozens of fantastical sets to be created by the ground up, and incredible character and creature design by Peter Jackson and Weta Workshops.
Featuring the amazing art of Dan Hennah, Alan Lee, John Howe, and more, with an introduction to Peter Jackson, you won’t find too much of the titular Smaug (they’re saving him for theatres!), but if bad guys are your thing, then feast your eyes on spiders, orcs, goblins, and more! If you want to check out the gorgeous scenery and set design of The Hobbit films, this is your book!
If you are a fan of Tolkien, Peter Jackson, Weta Workshops, or the Hobbit films…this is truly a must have book for you, and a worthy companion to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Chronicles: Art and Design. Once more, I would like to thank Peter, Daniel Falconer, Richard Taylor, Dan Hennah, and Howard Shore and Co. for the tremendous amount of work put in to making these fantastic films!
Be sure to order your copy of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Chronicles: Art & Design, now available on Amazon!
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