New Tolkien exhibit in Oxford and beautiful catalog book

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New Tolkien exhibit in Oxford and beautiful catalog book

Postby Straelbora » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:23 am

Like most here, I'm not going to be in Oxford any time soon. However, I am going to get a copy of the exhibit catalog, which has things like color reproductions of the first map of the Shire, etc.

https://io9.gizmodo.com/j-r-r-tolkiens- ... 1827640174

http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/boo ... 94737.html
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Re: New Tolkien exhibit in Oxford and beautiful catalog book

Postby Elleth » Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:35 am

Oh.... that does look interesting!

Seems there's a lot of really intriguing things coming out from the archives lately: am I just only paying attention lately, or has the pace picked up a bit?
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Re: New Tolkien exhibit in Oxford and beautiful catalog book

Postby Straelbora » Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:33 pm

Elleth wrote:Oh.... that does look interesting!

Seems there's a lot of really intriguing things coming out from the archives lately: am I just only paying attention lately, or has the pace picked up a bit?


I think the pace has picked up.

I ordered the catalog today. $75 with taxes and shipping. Whew.
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Re: New Tolkien exhibit in Oxford and beautiful catalog book

Postby Straelbora » Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:24 pm

I got the catalog book yesterday. It's a beauty, with high resolution reproductions of letters, maps, and drawings on card-stock paper pages.

One thing that surprised me are reproductions of newspaper pages that Tolkien doodled on with colored pens. Very psychedelic.

The book, shipping, and handling are rather pricey ($75 in total), but it's full of great photos and illustrations.
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