Pictures by J.R.R. Tolkien

ISBN: 9780008484446
Artist(s): J.R.R. Tolkien
Author(s): Christopher Tolkien
Format: hardback
Year published: 11 November 2021
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 112
Illustrations: 94 colour illustrations, 18 black and white illustrations


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With Christopher Tolkien as your guide, take a tour through this colourful gallery of enchanting art produced by J.R.R. Tolkien and presented in an elegant new slipcased edition. This collection of pictures, with a text by Christopher Tolkien, now reissued after almost 30 years confirms J.R.R.

Tolkien’s considerable talent as an artist. It provides fascinating insight into his visual conception of many of the places and events familiar to readers of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion. Examples of his art range from delicate watercolours depicting Rivendell, the Forest of Lothlorien, Smaug, and Old Man Willow, to drawings and sketches of Moria Gate and Minas Tirith.

Together they form a comprehensive collection of Tolkien’s own illustrations for his most popular books. Also included are many of his beautiful designs showing patterns of flowers and trees, friezes, tapestries and heraldic devices associated with the world of Middle-earth. In their variety and scope they provide abundant visual evidence of the richness of his imagination.

This enchanting gallery was personally selected by Christopher Tolkien who, through detailed notes on the sources for each picture, provides unique insight into the artistic vision of his father, J.R.R. Tolkien.


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