The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is a sumptuous celebration of the creative vision of Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. The book is packed with more than 1,000 images of concept artwork, photographs and development paintings by the artists working behind the scenes to bring Middle-earth to life, who each provide detailed and entertaining commentary that reveals the story behind the vision.

As a bonus feature unique to this book, there is a special fold-out map printed in glow-in-the-dark ink and a giant four-page fold-out of Bilbo’s contract.

Complied by Weta Workshop senior concept designer Daniel Falconer, this is the first in a series of lavish hardcover books written and designed by the award-winning team at Weta, who are working closely with the production team to guarantee that these books will be bursting with insider information and stunning visual imagery.


Additional Information


Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Harper Design; First Edition edition (December 14, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0062200909
ISBN-13: 978-0062200907
Product Dimensions: 1 x 12.5 x 9.8 inches


Howard Leslie Shore is a Canadian composer who is notable for his film scores. He has composed the scores for over 80 films, most notably the scores for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies. He won three Academy Awards for his work on the first trilogy, with one being for the original song “Into the West”, an award he shared with Eurythmics lead vocalist Annie Lennox and Writer/Producer Fran Walsh, who wrote the lyrics. He is also a consistent collaborator with director David Cronenberg, having scored all but one of his films since 1979.

2 reviews for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

  1. 5 out of 5


    It’s an incredibly detailed world. Also, it’s a page turner. You want to find out what happens next in their adventure and read another chapter with ease. The book’s legend is completely deserved. One fantasy book to rule them all!

  2. 5 out of 5


    This book is a classic. Thank you Tolkien for sharing your wonderful gift to us.

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