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Tolkien Art Work Inspired by Lord of the Rings

Books of J.R.R. Tolkien art and Tolkien-inspired art by the Brothers Hildebrandt, John Howe, Alan Lee and other well-known fantasy artists and illustrators.

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J.R.R. Tolkien : Artist and Illustrator
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J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator
edited by Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull

Hammond and Scull have produced a well-documented chronology of Tolkien's art work from his childhood to his later years. Over 200 reproductions of his art work are included. Wonderful book, very well put together.
The Lord of the Rings Sketchbook
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The Lord of the Rings Sketchbook
by Alan Lee

"Alan Lee, the Oscar-winning conceptual designer for the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy, discusses his approach to depicting Tolkien"s imaginary world. The book presents more than 150 of Lee"s celebrated illustrations to show how his imagery for both the illustrated Lord of the Rings and the films progressed from concept to finished art. In addition, the book contains 20 full-color plates and numerous examples of the conceptual art produced for Peter Jackson"s film adaptation.

The Lord of the Rings Sketchbook provides a wealth of background information and will be of interest to those who know and love Tolkien"s work, from books to films to DVDs, as well as to budding artists and illustrators interested in how to approach book illustration." - book description.
Tolkien Years Expanded Edition
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Greg and Tim Hildebrandt: The Tolkien Years (expanded edition)
by Greg and Tim Hildebrandt
text by Greg Hildebrandt, Jr.

"The Tolkien Years, Expanded Edition features 12 new pages of original Tolkien drawings and paintings.

A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the work of two renowned fantasy artists, written through the eyes of their closest family member. The million- selling Lord of the Rings calendars created during the '70s by renowned fantasy artists Greg and Tim Hildebrandt are now considered artistic masterpieces. Greg and Tim Hildebrandt - The Tolkien Years tells the untold story behind the creation of these cherished illustrations, written by an author with real firsthand knowledge of the creative genius behind these paintings." - book description.
Tolkien's World : Paintings of Middle-Earth
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Tolkien's World: Paintings of Middle Earth
by J. R. R. Tolkien, Inger Edelfeldt, Tony Galuidi (Painter), Roger Garland (Painter), Robert Goldsmith (Painter), Michael Hague (Painter), Alan Lee (Painter), John Howe (Painter), Ted Nasmith (Painter), Carol Emery Phenix (Painter)

Over 50 beautiful illustrations by such artists as Alan Lee and John Howe feature their individual visions of Middle Earth and Tolkien's world. Many of these works were the basis and inspiration for scenes in the movie version. The text that inspired each painting is printed along side. A gorgeous book.
Myth and Magic : The Art of John Howe
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Myth and Magic: The Art of John Howe
by John Howe, Peter Jackson (Foreword), Alan Lee (Afterword)

"For the first time ever, a portfolio of illustrated work from the award-winning artist, John Howe, which reveals the breathtaking vision of one of the foremost fantasy artists in the world. Myth and Magic is arranged into six sections, which looks at the books by J R R Tolkien that have inspired John - The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion and The History of Middle-earth - and is complemented by a fascinating tour through the paintings that he has produced for some of the finest fantasy authors working today. From the beloved painting of Smaug which decorates The Hobbit, his numerous and bestselling calendar illustrations, the world famous "Gandalf" picture, this large-format hardback will delight fans of Tolkien, and anyone who has been captured by the imagination of the artist who so brilliantly brings to life the literary vision of J R R Tolkien." from the cover.
Realms of Tolkien
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Realms of Tolkien: Images of Middle-earth
by Ted Nasmith (Illustrator), Inger Edelfeldt (Illustrator), J. R. R. Tolkien

"Following the success of Tolkien's World, this new collection of shining illustrations inspired by the work of J.R.R. Tolkien is as beautiful and unique as its predecessor. This breathtaking four-color volume is designed in a deluxe, oversized format, and includes paintings from a diverse group of international artists. Each picture is accompanied by text from the relevant passage in Tolkien's fiction as well as a personal statement by the artist about the inspiration and influence J.R.R. Tolkien has had on their work. Artists include Alan Lee, John Howe, Ted Nasmith and Inger Edelfeldt." book description.
Art of the Fellowship of the Ring
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The Art of the Lord of the Rings Books
by Gary Russell

From the first book's description: "Russell spent time ... in New Zealand, conducting interviews with director Peter Jackson, special effects guru Richard Taylor, art directors Paul Lasainne, Dan Hennah, and Chris Hennah, costumer Ngila Dickson, and Alan Lee and John Howe. Featuring everything from pencil sketches to the finished objects, his book gives detailed descriptions of why and how this groundbreaking film looks as exciting as it does." All three of Russell's books are absolutely gorgeous. Highly recommended.

Books in the series:

The Art of the Fellowship of the Ring
The Art of The Two Towers
The Art of the Return of the King