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. Here are over 100 of John Howe's Tolkien and fantasy covers, calendars and exhibition paintings, with supporting notes, sketches and photographs by the artist. Included is a Foreword by Peter Jackson, director of the $300 million 'Lord Of The Rings' film trilogy.
The book is arranged into six sections that look at the books by JRR 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, to the world famous 'Gandalf' picture, this book will delight fans of Tolkien and anyone who has been captured by the imagination of the artist who so brilliant brings to life the literary vision of JRR Tolkien.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 02 / 2002
- 220 x 280mm