The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug explores and celebrates the creative vision of the second film in Academy Award–winning filmmaker Peter Jackson’s trilogy adaptation ofThe Hobbit by JRR Tolkien.

This lavish volume follows Bilbo, Gandalf, and Thorin’s Company of Dwarves eastward, through hitherto unseen regions of Middle-earth, on their quest to reclaim the lost realm of Erebor from the Dragon Smaug. Exploring the design and development of the environments, cultures, creatures, and artifacts encountered by the characters, it is filled with more than one thousand stunning images of conceptual art, supplementary photographs, and detailed commentary provided by the film’s cast and crew.

As a bonus feature, unique to this book, there is a special fold-out replica of the portrait of the Master of Lake-town, played by Stephen Fry, exactly as it appears in the film.


Additional Information


Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Harper Design (December 13, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0062265695
ISBN-13: 978-0062265692
Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 12.5 x 10 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: The Desolation of Smaug

  1. 5 out of 5


    This is a wonderful book. The pictures adds beauty to the content.

  2. 4 out of 5


    I would definitely recommend this book. It is easy to understand.

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