The Tolkien Estate - Home Dedicated to J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings :: An Interview with Thomas Sauvin: On Smoker’s Ettiquette and the Right to Nitrate | #ASX Thomas Sauvin occupies a strange place in photography. His output is sincere, his knowledge of classic hiphop is un-fuckwittable, and his publications are highly coveted gems in the photographic book fetish world. That, and he is a lovely man trying to salvage a history of china through nitrate detritus. Sauvin has collected in what he has termed “The Silvermine”. Sauvin, like many of us collectors of the vernacular has also found himself on that odd crossroads of what it means to collect and edit material over what it means to disseminate the imagery, like Hans-Peter Feldman as art product. “I never bathed. -Mao Brad Feuerhelm: You and I have had an ongoing conversation regarding the burden of collecting images over the burden of editor vs. artist. Thomas Sauvin: I guess it’s something, which came the most naturally from the moment I had to share the project in the forms of exhibitions and books. T-Money: Mao was a notorious chain-smoker. T-Money: Oh no! Til death do us part
J.R.R. Tolkien Ted Nasmith - Tolkien Illustrations Pieter Hugo - 'The Hyena and Other Men' (2008) | #ASX The Hyena and Other Men Text by Adetokunbo Abiola Ahmadu was 15 years old when he joined his father’s business in the small town of Malumfashi in Katsina State, Nigeria. This meant that he had to acquire his own hyena, as his family made their living as entertainers accompanied by hyenas, snakes and monkeys, in addition to selling the fetishes and herbal medicines that are popular in Nigeria. Today Abdullahi is an experienced animal handler in his early thirties, who travels across Nigeria as part of a troupe of entertainers including his younger brother, Yahaya, and other members of his extended family. The first time I met up with the hyena men, as they have become known, the group was staying in a ramshackle three-bedroom apartment in Dei Dei Junction, a suburb of the Nigerian capital, Abuja. When setting out on an expedition to capture a hyena, Abdullahi and his partners drink a protective potion and also bathe themselves with it.
Planet Tolkien Elvish Pronunciation Guide This page aims to give a guide to the pronunciation of the Elvish languages for those who are not confident that they understand Tolkien's own guide to the pronunciation. I have used some technical terms of phonetics, but they are always (I hope) introduced in a context which makes it clear roughly what they mean. The hyperlinks refer to sound files of me speaking the sounds. Currently only the guide for Quenya is here. Quenya presents few problems in pronunciation; for native English speakers, the main point to watch is the vowels. Vowels The vowels of Quenya will be pronounced more or less correctly by a native speaker of practically any mainland European language (well, OK, not Danish!). The long vowels are pronounced thus: á, í, ú: just like the short vowels, but longer! Quenya also has a set of six diphthongs (note that all other pairs of vowels should be pronounced separately). Examples: ai, oi, ui, au, eu, iu (old), iu (3rd Age)Ainu, coimas, cuivie, Laurelin, leuca, miule Consonants
The Family Albums of Ralph Eugene Meatyard (2006) | #ASX By Theodore McDermott Photographer Ralph Eugene Meatyard, who was born in Normal, Illinois, in 1925 and died of cancer in Lexington, Kentucky, in 1972, worked his entire adult life as an optician, making lenses for glasses. Though he took and developed thousands of pictures, only a sampling of his work has been published. A slim Phaidon 55’s selection appeared in 2002; Ralph Eugene Meatyard, compiled by writer and critic Guy Davenport in 2004, attempts a fuller account of his entire oeuvre; and, finally, Meatyard’s own The Family Album of Lucybelle Crater, first published in 1974, is a fictional photo album of people wearing costume-shop masks. Meatyard took all of his photographs in and around Lexington, where he moved in 1950 and stayed until his death. In the essay that precedes the photographs in Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Davenport reveals that Meatyard bought his first camera at the age of twentyfive to photograph his first child. BOOKS: Ralph Eugene Meatyard
Tolkien Books, Rare Book Shop, Tolkien Store Tolkien Pronunciation Recordings (last updated 22nd December 2005) This is an ongoing recording project in which I record all well known non-English names and some expressions in Tolkien's works, showing how I pronounce them. I do not claim that these samples give the perfect pronunciation - therefore I wish to receive feedback on them so that I can record anew those that people find incorrect - but I do claim without hesitation that they represent a pronunciation that is better than most people's, because I have a good understanding of Tolkien's pronunciation rules and my own inherent accent suits them very well. The samples are in the MP3 format and can be downloaded and either be saved to your hard drive to be played or played directly with an MP3 player, for example Winamp or foobar2000. The names that there are more than one sample of are ones of which the correct pronunciation I am not sure about, so I give the alternatives. A zip file containing all samples The list of samples so far:
GOWIN, FRIEDLANDER & CALLAHAN: "The Model Wife" (2001) By Arthur Ollman, Excerpt from the book The Model Wife, Director of the Museum of Photographic Art I. Emmet Gowin, (b. 1941) Emmet Gowin is a contemplative man. Contemplation is a solitary activity. Emmet Gowin’s work is romantic, and his romanticism is inflected by contemporary fin cie siècle awareness of time; its conflation, its melt, the way it sticks to us. In 1960, he met Edith Morris at a YMCA dance. In 1963, he visited Robert Frank in New York who encouraged him to go to graduate school only if he cared to be a photography teacher, and if he did, to study with Harry Callahan at the Rhode Island School of Design. Edith, 1970 @ Emmet Gowin Edith, Newtown (Pennsylvania), 1994 @ Emmet Gowin Edith and Rennie Booher, Danville, Virginia, 1970 @ Emmet Gowin Emmet’s photographs of Edith identify her as playful and spontaneous. Many of the Edith photographs are quite revealing. Throughout the course of these photographs of the 1970s and 80s, one senses increasing depth in Edith’s portrayal.
JRR Tolkien's daughter sues producers of The Hobbit The lawsuit alleges that the film companies only have the right to "tangible" merchandise like costumes and figurines, but had "engaged in a continuing and escalating pattern of usurping rights" by making digital products. The last straw came when one of the Tolkien estate's lawyers received a spam email promoting an online slot machine game based on the Fellowship of the Ring, the first book in the famous series. Over the course of the 26-page lawsuit, published by the Hollywood Reporter, the plaintiffs claimed that the proliferation of Tolkien merchandise had created "confusion and consternation" among fans of the series. One devotee called the merchandising a "nasty, greedy, ugly act" while another complained: “If this isn’t prostituting art, I don’t know what is". Miss Tolkien is taking action on behalf of the Tolkien Trust, a charity created shortly after her father's death in 1973, and is joined by George Allen & Unwin, the publishers who first brought out The Hobbit in 1937.
Writing With Elvish Fonts This is a tutorial for some of the fonts and tools that can be used for writing in Tengwar on a Windows PC. Contents Direct links to some notes in the text: "About installing fonts"; "A frequently asked question about TengScribe"; "A possible problem with Windows 2000 and XP". About this tutorial [ToC] This tutorial will show how the Tengwar , J.R.R. The text is primarily targeted for readers with little or no previous experience in using the Tengwar. Some of the tools that are introduced here can in fact be used without knowing much about the Tengwar, but the user should be aware of their limitations. About the Tengwar Tengwar is the most prominent of Tolkien's invented writing systems. Cirth ("runes"), and will not be discussed here. In their fictional setting, the Tengwar came to be known in a wide geographic area, and were used for writing many Elvish and non-Elvish languages. modes Using a keyboard designed for the Latin alphabet for writing in any of these modes is far from ideal. tehtar