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Myth and Magic: The Art of John Howe

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Για πρώτη φορά παρουσιάζεται ένα σύνολο της δουλειάς του Τζον Χάου με περισσότερα από 250 έργα του, πίνακες και σκίτσα, γιορτάζοντας έτσι την ζωοδότρα ματιά ενός εξέχοντος σύγχρονου καλλιτέχνη του φανταστικού. "H Mαγεία των μύθων" ταξιδεύει τον αναγνώστη στον κόσμο του Tζον Xάου: από το ξεκίνημά του ως σπουδαστή μέχρι την πιο πρόσφατη δουλειά του. Mας αποκαλύπτει μάλιστα κ ...more
Hardcover, 141 pages
Published December 1st 2001 by HarperCollins UK
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Robin Hobb
Oct 17, 2014 Robin Hobb rated it it was amazing
It's only fair to remind everyone that John Howe did the original UK covers for many of the Robin Hobb books. So I do come to this work with a very personal admiration for the man and his work. I will freely admit extreme prejudice in his favor.

And as I contributed text to this volume, in a sense I am cheating and giving myself a five star review. But anyone who reads only the text I wrote and does not linger far longer on John Howe's art has missed the whole point of this book. Skip the part I
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Andrew
Nov 21, 2015 Andrew rated it really liked it
Another great find on my travels and at a fraction of the cover price.

This is an amazing book which I am glad has carried on the tradition that Paper Tiger started all those years ago. The book is generously illustrated with many of John Howe's works although they are predominantly based on the worlds and works of Tolkien many of which are now famously linked to his work have become in many cases (Gandalf) synonymously the de facto image everyone knows.

However to say that Mr Howe is a Tolkien i
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Dimitra
Jan 29, 2016 Dimitra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: companions
John Howe... RESPECT!!!
That's the only thing I want to say about this collection of his artwork.
It's absolutely STUNNING!!!
Akylina
An excellent book with excellent artwork from an excellent artist. It's truly marvellous for every fantasy fan or for those who generally indulge themselves in brilliant art.
Florin Pitea
May 01, 2016 Florin Pitea rated it it was amazing
Breathtaking. A true collector's item. Highly recommended.
Andreas
Dec 13, 2015 Andreas rated it it was amazing
A great artist - from a devoted Howe-fan, what else could I say?
Louis
May 08, 2016 Louis rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
John Howe, beyond the shadow of a doubt, has a knack for art. He seamlessly knows how to connect reality with fantastic elements, almost as if his works could be real someplace, sometime. 2/3 of this book dealt with all kinds of LOTR-related lore, which I adored. 1/3 was a variety of cover and illustration artwork for other titles, which I appreciated deeply as well, but which did not have the same effect on me as the illustrations for Tolkien's works. This is definitely a worthy addition to my ...more
Katrin
Jan 29, 2013 Katrin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is a must for Tolkien fans. It was absolutely beautiful and I enjoyed seeing illustrations that I never knew existed. John Howe has his own style and after a while you can recognize the feats. A great book to completely get absorbed in fantasy worlds. Also words and praise from writers, filmmakers etc, which completes this book nicely together with Howe's own words and even some scenes of Howe roleplaying authentic costumes to get a feel for the characters he is drawing. Absolutely ama ...more
Amalie
May 29, 2015 Amalie rated it it was amazing
John Howe and Alan Lee are the masters of "Lord of the Rings" artwork. And this is a fantastic compilation of Howe's artwork, of all kinds. A great deal of the book is devoted to Tolkien's Middle-Earth.
Ian
May 09, 2016 Ian rated it really liked it
The art is what I expected: lovely to look at. The bits written by John Howe are delightful.

I could have done without the bits written by not-John-Howe.
April Helms
May 17, 2010 April Helms rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Anyone familiar with the Lord of the Rings movies probably knows of John Howe and Alan Lee. Howe was instrumental in many of the creature designs, scene concepts and armor designs. This book also includes cover art for other works, sketches (several previously unpublished)and pictures from his own stories. He also includes anecdotes throughout, and Howe has an engaging writing style and a very dry wit. His work is simply amazing. I love it how he says he does color sketches poorly. Yeah. I wish ...more
Angela Joyce
Dec 29, 2014 Angela Joyce rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fun
Mesmerizing!
Linda
Apr 22, 2013 Linda rated it it was amazing
John Howe, is my absolute favourite artist and greatest inspiration, and he has been since I knew he existed & was introduced to his art !
And now I am so indescribably happy to own this book . To finally be able to admire and dwell in his beautiful world on page(!), wherever and whenever it pleases me c:
Bethany
Feb 17, 2013 Bethany rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
This book is absolutely beautiful. From LOTR to other fairy tales, general fantasy, and even some science fiction. Howe's representation of Rivendell in particular is stunning. It's like seeing the movie long before it was made. I want to read all the other books he illustrated now.
Shaxar
Jun 26, 2013 Shaxar rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
Very cool art book! Howe has such a neat style. And OMG, I had no idea he did some of the illustrations for the Enchanted World series! That was so cool to find out! This is a nice collection to have, and I'm so glad we spotted it over at B&N.
Anna
Jun 01, 2012 Anna rated it it was amazing
Amazing artwork and wonderful words to go along with it. I only wish there were more words and stories and if possible even more pictures. They were so stunning. I recommend this to any aspiring artist or fan of John Howe or Lord of the Rings.
LENA TRAK
Apr 13, 2016 LENA TRAK rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
A beautifully illustrated book! John Howe is definitely the master of Middle Earth's art. I loved every single page, every single painting!

Highly recommended to Toklien fans!!!
Jerry
Jul 13, 2012 Jerry rated it it was amazing
Great book. There is so much energy in John Howe's art. Especially love the drawings of Middle Earth...
Andrea
Aug 10, 2009 Andrea rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: people who like Fantasy art
What a great art book. I love how Howe's art evokes conflict and motion and emotion.
Jennifer
Jun 19, 2009 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
Shelves: art
Stunning. Howe is not only a brilliant artist, but he's also a great writer.
Catarina
Aug 20, 2013 Catarina rated it really liked it
Howe is always a feast for the eyes. I love his books.
Jacky Hendrik
exxelent job,....
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