This is the definitive guide to the design of the movie, with over 500 illustrations.
With complete access to artwork created over a five-year period, this authoritative and insightful book illustrates the creative development of 'The Two Towers'. This official book contains over 500 exclusive images; from the earliest pencil sketches and conceptual drawings, to magnificent paintings that shaped the look of the film.
Contributing artists include John Howe and Alan Lee; artists who have inspired Peter Jackson's vision of Middle-earth and worked with him to bring the trilogy to the big screen. Peter Jackson is among 12 contributors who explain the background to the images.
The book covers most aspects of the eagerly awaited sequel to the enormously successful 'Fellowship Of The Ring', from locations and costumes, to weaponry and creatures. The artists who created all of these diverse elements explain how they contributed to the development of the film.
As well as the wealth of artwork, there are also photographs showing the realisation of the creative process and some stills from the film.
The book considers all the elements that made it into the film, and also looks at fascinating ideas, proposals and posters that were, nonetheless, ultimately rejected.