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Middle-earth, the world created by J.R.R. Tolkien in "The Hobbit", "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Silmarillion", has been an inspiration for generations of artists. This book includes paintings by artists from all over the world, both famous and unknown, including Alan Lee, John Howe, Ted Nasmith, Inger Edelfeldt, Michael Hague and Roger Garland. Each of the pictures is accompanied by a page of text from the relevant passage in Tolkien's fiction.
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  • PDF | 144 pages
  • Various(Author)
  • HarperCollins (5 Oct. 1992)
  • English
  • 9
  • Science Fiction & Fantasy

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  • By Mike London on 24 November 2004

    There are 60 illustrations, excellent paintings, with the accompanying text that inspired it. The colours are very well down, and each painting is brilliantly done in terms of publication. There are nine artists represented. These are:Inger Edelfeldt: 7 paintingsTony Galuidi: 2 paintingsRoger Garland: 10 paintingsRobert Goldsmith: 2 paintingsMichael Hague: 7 paintingsJohn Howe:10 paintingsAlan Lee: 10 paintingsTed Nasmith: 10 paintingsCarol Emery Phenix: 2 paintingsMy personal favorite is John Howe. He brings out a lot of dark imagery. I don't know why, but Hague's stuff just does not appeal to me. I have seen him do Lewis's Pilgrim's Regress, and some other stuff, and I just don't like his style (also saw his illustrations for WIZARD OF OZ). His are of THE HOBBIT. Galuidi has almost a computer generated quality, and his work is especially intriguing, although there are only 2 of his paintings in this collection. Lee is good. All in all, this is a fair book, collecting the paintings of artisits brining about their own vision of Tolkien's classic saga. Over all, a four star book (bumped up one star because of Howe's supreme quality).

  • By Mike London on 10 September 2012

    There are 60 illustrations, excellent paintings, with the accompanying text that inspired it. The colours are very well down, and each painting is brilliantly done in terms of publication. There are nine artists represented. These are:Inger Edelfeldt: 7 paintingsTony Galuidi: 2 paintingsRoger Garland: 10 paintingsRobert Goldsmith: 2 paintingsMichael Hague: 7 paintingsJohn Howe:10 paintingsAlan Lee: 10 paintingsTed Nasmith: 10 paintingsCaro Emery Phenix: 2 paintingsMy personal favorite is John Howe. He brings out a lot of dark imagery. I don't know why, but Hague's stuff just does not appeal to me. I have seen him do Lewis's Pilgrim's Regress, and some other stuff, and I just don't like his style (also saw his illustrations for WIZARD OF OX). His are of THE HOBBIT. Galuidi has almost a computer generated quality, and his work is especially intriguing, although there are only 2 of his paintings in this collection. Lee is good. All in all, this is a fair book, collecting the paintings of artisits brining about their own vision of Tolkien's classic saga. Over all, a four star book (bumped up one star because of Howe's supreme quality).

  • By C O'Brien on 20 September 2013

    This book is full of beautiful illustrations. It brings Tolkiens world to life and I recommend to anyone who is reading any of his books, especially The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, to get a copy of this.

  • By Cody on 1 November 2015

    Eh, it was ok. Used and I didn't realize it so the quality was poor.

  • By Vasiliki Charalampidou on 10 February 2017

    Amazing book for Tolkien's fans.Beautiful illustrations and beside them the part of the book that inspired them.

  • By Guest on 27 November 2015

    My daughter was very happy with this.Good selection of pictures, some familiar and some new ones.

  • By Mr. Graham J. H. Wilson on 17 May 2010

    Great book, some wonderful paintings that perfectly capture Tolkien's world. Alan Lee and John Howe are particularly good. However, I would say there are a few that were not quite to my taste-either a bit graphic-novelish or surrealist. Despite this, definately worth buying for any Tolkien enthusiasts.


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