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Re: "Tolkien on Tolkien"
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'Tolkien on Tolkien' freely intermingles Tolkien's ?1955 autobiographical statement prepared for Houghton Mifflin and a December 1963-January 1964 letter to Nancy Smith. Letters publishes the statement on pp. 218-20, and on p. 221 three paragraphs from the letter, not so noted and misdated. We have an analysis of the Diplomat piece in the 'Reader's Guide' volume of The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide.

Wayne and Christina

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"Tolkien on Tolkien"
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"Tolkien on Tolkien". In Diplomat, New York, vol. 18, no. 197 (October 1966)

Does anyone have this article or a scan of it? I'd like to read it but I can't find a copy of it...

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Re: Pictures of JRRT and JRRT: Artist and Illustrator
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Thanks, Garm and Khamul. We spent most of the day working outside, away from the computer. We remembered answering this question before somewhere, and are glad to be reminded where it was. We made very brief comments about Artist and Illustrator and Pictures in the 'Reader's Guide' volume of the Companion and Guide, as well as in the introduction to 'Published Art by J.R.R. Tolkien' in the 'Chronology' volume, but will put a note about it also on our web site.

Wayne and Christina

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Tolkien Letter ['1967 SIGNED LETTER']
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What do you guys think about this letter on eBay?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... Name=VIP:watchlink:top:en

Posted on: 2010/5/23 15:11

Edited by Khamul on 2010/8/5 3:30:30


Re: Pictures of JRRT and JRRT: Artist and Illustrator
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I know, those two are a bit slow!

In their absence I'll quote some contemporary comments from Mr Hammond that appeared on rec.arts.books.tolkien (Google Group).

Content & quality are the main points...

Mon, Nov 13 1995 12:00 am

[Artist & Illustrator & Pictures]

If by this you mean that there is some art in Pictures that's not in
J.R.R. Tolkien, Artist & Illustrator, that's correct. We could have
no more than 200 illustrations in the latter book, so opted to include
most of those in Pictures, those most important, but not to
include others, so that we could publish more art not previously
published. We refer to art in Pictures that's not in our book.
And yes, smaller format, but for good reason. Or rather, there was
a reason why Pictures was in such a large format. Its purpose
was to reproduce art previously reproduced in Tolkien calendars.
In the process, unfortunately some of Tolkien's pictures were
enlarged considerably -- e.g. the unfinished watercolor sketch of
the Elvenking's gate, which in the original is quite small. Many also
were reproduced with very inaccurate colour. In Artist & Illustrator
we were careful never to reproduce Tolkien's art larger than it is in
the original, and to achieve the closest colour reproduction possible
given the technology (and given that we and HarperCollins were
working with a printer far distant, in Hong Kong). Only a dust-jacket
design for The Two Towers came out with colour slightly off, due
to a bad transparency; this was caught too late to correct.

Wayne Hammond & Christina Scull


BH

Posted on: 2010/5/23 4:44

Edited by Trotter on 2010/5/23 5:42:20
Edited by Trotter on 2010/5/23 5:43:35
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