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Re: New Book Releases
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John Rateliff describes some of the changes in the one volume History of the Hobbit.

http://sacnoths.blogspot.com/2011/11/ ... obbit-second-edition.html

Posted on: 2011/11/7 22:55


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Do you think this copy of the two towers ended really high?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/330634865284? ... _trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649


Posted on: 2011/11/7 16:41


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watch that spelling SonOfDolf


I liked my original spelling better, but I corrected it anyway

Posted on: 2011/11/7 16:03


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Stu, I did say it makes me wonder...

What I was really edging towards saying was --if Rateliff (watch that spelling SonOfDolf! ) just doesn't like Blok's art personally (otherwise known as personal taste), he should just plainly state this. Instead it's dressed up in some fairly harsh criticism of the art itself. It was the tone more than anything.

That aside, I wonder who he does rate. I think, personally, that Tolkien saw in Blok's art something he liked --hence buying a few. Blok reminds me of Baynes (& more recently Ruth Lacon) in lacking realism. Somehow I don't think (just speculation, mind) Tolkien would have much liked Howe, Nasmith, or even perhaps Lee. I'm just curious as to whether Rateliff rates any of the big three...

BH

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I like Cor Blok's paintings. Some remind me of Breughel. I've read Tolkien bought two of his paintings after Blok visited him in the early sixties, i.e. "The Battle of the Hornburg" and "The Dead Marshes". So if anything, we can conclude that Tolkien had better taste than Rateliff has when it comes to art.

In other news I also received The Art of the Hobbit and it looks great. Also backordered the Tolkien Companion and Guide. Now I only have to find the time to read all the 2000+ pages.

Posted on: 2011/11/7 15:23



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