About the book (from dust jacket):
Now, in the centenary of Tolkien’s birth this beautiful volume of artwork is being published to celebrate the legacy of his imagination.
Tolkien’s World includes paintings by artists from all over the world – some famous for their interpretations of Tolkien’s landscapes and characters, some yet to be famous. From the powerful representations of the darker side of Middle-earth by John Howe, to the evocative mysteries of Alan Lee; from the delightful paintings by Michael Hague from The Hobbit to the strange and compelling vision of Roger Garland; from the engaging simplicity of Inger Edelfeld’s work to the intricacy and dramatic realism of Ted Nasmith – Tolkien’s World spans the whole of Middle-earth.
Each painting is accompanied by a page of text drawn from the work that inspired it, describing the scene the artist chose to illustrate, and the book also includes a short essay by each of the artists about Tolkien’s influence upon them.