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Tolkien Calendar 2015

Tolkien Calendar 2015
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IllustratorMary Fairburn
PublisherHarperCollins
Released28 August 2014
FormatCalendar
Pages32
ISBN978-0-00-755248-8 (UK)
978-0-06-235679-0 (US)
Preceded byTolkien Calendar 2014
Followed byTolkien Calendar 2016

The Tolkien Calendar 2015 was the official Tolkien calendar published by HarperCollins on 28 August 2014. It features art by Mary Fairburn based on The Lord of the Rings.[1]

Contents

[edit] From the publisher

The Official Tolkien Calendar for 2015 features 12 paintings by the artist Mary Fairburn. These paintings were championed by Tolkien for an illustrated edition of The Lord of the Rings in the 1960s, and this is the the first time they have all been published.

Tying in with the 60th Anniversary of the original publication of
The Lord of the Rings, this year’s Official Tolkien Calendar features the complete set of a dozen paintings by Mary Fairburn, whose correspondence with J.R.R. Tolkien in the 1960s came close to resulting in the first ever illustrated edition, until the publishers decreed that it would be too expensive.

Unseen for 50 years, Mary’s remarkable paintings are at last gathered together in this calendar, including three brand-new compositions commissioned especially for this publication. The calendar includes an insightful essay by Paul Tankard, which discussed the genesis of the paintings and Mary’s correspondence with the author.

The Official Tolkien Calendar has been an established publishing event for Tolkien fans and Hobbit collectors for the last four decades. Tying in with the diamond anniversary of
The Lord of the Rings, the 2015 edition is a truly remarkable addition to the series, revealing some fascinating history about Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings.

[edit] Illustrations

  • January - "The Journey to Caradhras" (1968)
  • February - "Lothlórien" (1968)
  • March - "Minas Tirith" (2013-14)
  • April - "The Journey Down the Anduin River" (1968)
  • May - "Rivendell" (2013-14)
  • June - "The Inn at Bree" (1968)
  • July - "The Old Forest" (1968)
  • August - "Gandalf on Orthanc" (1968)
  • September - "Khazad-dûm" (1968)
  • October - "Treebeard with Merry and Pippin" (1968)
  • November - "The Dead Marshes" (1968)
  • December - "The Cracks of Doom" (2013-14)

[edit] Variants

Tolkien Calendario Oficial 2015
Language: Spanish
Publisher: Editorial Planeta
ISBN 978-8445-000175  

[edit] See also

[edit] External links

References

  1. "Calendar 2015 Tolkien Calendar 2015", Amazon.co.uk (accessed 1 September 2014)
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Illustrators of official Tolkien calendars
Pauline Baynes (1973, 1974) · Cor Blok (2011, 2012) · Jemima Catlin (2014) · Inger Edelfeldt (1985) · Mary Fairburn (2015) · Roger Garland (1984, 1987, 1988, 1989) · Michael Hague (1986) · The Brothers Hildebrandt (1976 US, 1977 US, 1978 US) · John Howe (1987, 1988, 1991, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2013) · Tove Jansson (2016) · Michael Kaluta (1994) · Tim Kirk (1975) · Alan Lee (1987, 1993, 1999, 2007, 2008, 2013, 2018, 2019) · Ted Nasmith (1987, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2010) · Darrell Sweet (1982) · J.R.R. Tolkien (1973, 1974, 1976 UK, 1977 UK, 1978 UK, 1979, 2005, 2006, 2017)