Shown Left: Tolkien's World: Paintings of Middle-Earth
Publisher: Fine Communications
If it is an author's job to paint word-pictures, few writers have accomplished this task more brilliantly than J.R.R. Tolkien, whose timeless fantasy classics have literally taken readers to
another place. And what a place it is! Middle-earth so graphically depicted in The Hobbit, Rings Trilogy, and The Silmarillion as a breathtaking world of misty valleys and craggy Mountains, placid lakes and
raging rivers, steamy bogs and glad green glades -- a magical kingdom inhabited by such unforgettable characters as Dwarves, the Great Goblin, Smaug the dragon, Balrogs, Trolls, and a wizard called Gandalf.
Small wonder this wonderland has provided such a rich source of inspiration for artists! In this book nine talented painters contribute powerful interpretations of Middle-earth, each one accompanied by text
that inspired it. Artists include Inger Edelfeldt, Tony Galuidi, Roger Garland, Robert Goldsmith, Michael Hague, John Howe, Alan Lee, Ted Nasmith, and Carol Emery Phenix. 8 1/4" x 11".