Pictures by J.R.R. Tolkien

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Embark on a captivating visual journey with Christopher Tolkien as your expert companion, exploring the enchanting artwork of J.R.R. Tolkien in this refined cloth, slipcased edition.

This curated compilation, reintroduced after nearly three decades and accompanied by Christopher Tolkien's illuminating commentary, affirms J.R.R. Tolkien's remarkable prowess as an artist. Offering a glimpse into his visual interpretation of key locations and events from The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion, this collection is a testament to Tolkien's multifaceted creative genius.

Discover an array of artistry, ranging from intricate watercolors portraying Rivendell, the Forest of Lothlorien, Smaug, and Old Man Willow, to detailed drawings and sketches capturing the essence of Moria Gate and Minas Tirith. Together, these illustrations constitute a comprehensive anthology of Tolkien's personal artistic expressions for his beloved literary works.

The volume also features Tolkien's exquisite designs, showcasing patterns of flowers, trees, friezes, tapestries, and heraldic emblems associated with the captivating realm of Middle-earth. Through their diversity and expansiveness, these visual creations offer a wealth of evidence showcasing the depth of Tolkien's imaginative spirit.

Carefully curated by Christopher Tolkien, this enchanting gallery is accompanied by detailed notes on the origins of each image, providing an unparalleled glimpse into the artistic vision of the revered J.R.R. Tolkien.