J.R.R. Tolkien: The Art of the Manuscript - exhibition catalogue
J.R.R. Tolkien: The Art of the Manuscript is an exhibition catalogue of the exhibition held between 19 August and 23 December 2022, organized collaboratively by Marquette University's Raynor Memorial Libraries and the Haggerty Museum of Art
The exhibition was curated by Tolkien Archivist William M. Fliss and Dr. Sarah C. Schaefer.
The book reproduces the complete object list in color, including 147 items both from Marquette's collection and from other repositories, many of which have never been exhibited or published.It was also nominated for the Tolkien Society Award for the best book in 2023.
First edition, Haggerty Museum of Art, hardcover (2022), pp. 196. ISBN 9780945366355. Brand new.
Marquette University's Raynor Memorial Libraries and the Haggerty Museum of Art collaboratively presented an exhibition focused on the work of celebrated author and artist J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973), best known for his literary classics The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.
The exhibition showed Tolkien’s work through the lens of manuscripts, in terms of both the materials that Tolkien studied as a medieval philologist and the manuscripts that he created while developing his collected writings on Middle-earth. Professor Tolkien was deeply immersed in the complexities of manuscripts, and this exhibition illustrates how different aspects of the manuscript tradition found expression within Tolkien’s scholarly life and in his creative writing.
Founded on Marquette's J.R.R. Tolkien Collection, the exhibition also included items borrowed from other repositories, including a significant number of Tolkien manuscripts and artwork from the Bodleian Libraries at the University of Oxford. Many of the 147 items in the exhibition were not previously exhibited or published.
The exhibition catalogue is a 196-page hardbound catalogue that reproduces the complete object list, and includes introductory essays by exhibition co-curators William M. Fliss, PhD and Sarah C. Schaefer, PhD.
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