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Chronicles: Art & Design

Author: Daniel Falconer and Weta
Format: Hardback
Publication Date: 17/12/2014
Pages: 256
ISBN: 978-0-00-754409-7

The ultimate celebration of the final Hobbit movie reveals the full creative vision of the art and design teams, with almost 2,000 exclusive images, including designs and concepts that never made it to the big screen.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Chronicles – Art & Design is packed to bursting with more than 1,800 pieces of conceptual artwork created for the epic final instalment of Peter Jackson’s film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit.

Learn how the battle for the Lonely Mountain was plotted, its armies designed and its landscapes shaped, through detailed commentary by the films’ Academy Award®-winning creative team members at 3Foot7, Weta Digital and Weta Workshop.

From Lake-town and Dol Guldur to Dale and Ravenhill, each section is richly illustrated with concept art depicting creatures, costumes, armour, props and environment design hand-picked by the artists themselves from the Dragon’s hoard of artwork generated for the film.

Also included as a bonus feature, unique to this book, is a stunning full-colour, removable art print by Gus Hunter depicting a key moment in the trilogy.

Compiled by Weta Workshop senior concept designer Daniel Falconer, with a foreword by Costume Designer, Bob Buck, and introduction by Concept Art Director and renowned Tolkien artist, John Howe, this fifth volume in The Hobbit: Chronicles series 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.

  • Praise for the Weta Chronicles:‘This beautifully presented book… is a lovely treat for fans’ The Sun
  • ‘Whatever your thoughts on [the film] there’s no denying the attention to detail invested by Weta Workshop… and the amazing images on display in new book The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Chronicles” SciFi Now