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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies: Chronicles: Art & Design

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies: Chronicles: Art & Design
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AuthorDaniel Falconer and Weta Workshop
Foreword byBob Buck
Introduction byJohn Howe
PublisherHarperCollins
Released17 December 2014
FormatHardback
Pages256
ISBN978-0-00-754409-7
Preceded byThe Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Chronicles: Cloaks & Daggers
Followed byThe Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies: Chronicles: The Art of War

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies: Chronicles: Art & Design is a 2014 book that details Weta Workshop's work on The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

[edit] From the publisher

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.