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J.R.R. Tolkien: Life and Legend - Exhibition Catalog 1992 [Bodleian Library]

Sep 29
2020/9/29 15:01:22 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Dear All,

I tried to look after some insights about this in TG but I didn't found anything (maybe I didn't looked deeply enough) :

J.R.R. Tolkien: Life and Legend. An Exhibition to Commemorate the Centenary of the Birth of J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973)


This catalog seems to be quite scarce, what do you think?

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Sep 29
2020/9/29 15:19:51 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
It is great, love it. Yeah not very common; don't know the print run.
Sep 29
2020/9/29 15:28:56 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
It is a great exhibition catalogue, black and white and color reproductions. It has some items pictured not in any other catalogues, from what I recall and a quick scan.


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Sep 29
2020/9/29 15:35:12 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Thank you Urulókë
Sep 29
2020/9/29 16:02:20 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Anyone got an opinion on the Pictures by Tolkien catalogue?
Sep 29
2020/9/29 16:07:56 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Caudimordax wrote:

Anyone got an opinion on the Pictures by Tolkien catalogue?

Do you mean "Drawings by Tolkien", the catalogue for the Ashmolean exhibition in 1976/77?

It is an important historical artifact but it only has brief catalogue data entries, very little in the way of pictures and those are all black and white and tiny. I love it, personally - mostly for the card wrappers, which are beautiful 😁

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Sep 29
2020/9/29 16:14:36 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Ah yes, I did mean Drawings by Tolkien; was shooting from the hip on the name. And good to know anything in that would also be present in Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator.
Sep 29
2020/9/29 16:19:22 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
If you are looking to find out what Tolkien art is reproduced where, you should definitely check out the Tolkien Art Index website, maintained by Erik Mueller-Harder (ErikMH).

https://tai.tolkienists.org/

Here's all of the items reproduced in "Drawings by Tolkien" - https://tai.tolkienists.org/b/Drawings/

And here's Arist and Illustrator items : https://tai.tolkienists.org/b/AI/

All of the tags are clickable to sort the art index in many useful ways. 😉
Oct 2
2020/10/2 11:04:35 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
The most interesting in Drawings, except for the tiny drawings, is the introduction by Baillie Tolkien.
Oct 12
2020/10/12 12:07:45 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Just a curiosity... I do not have, yet, the catalog but here you can see the exhibition's promotional poster. I got it in Oxford, from a wall near the Bodleian Library (ehem), trying to reach the exhibition (I arrived in Oxford December 27th 1992 :( ).
Hope you enjoy it.

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