A sumptuous large-format hardback containing sketches and paintings from the illustrated Lord of the Rings, together with brand new and previously unseen material. / The Lord of The Rings is the undisputed Book of the Century, selling over 150,000,000 copies world-wide. / Provides a lavishly illustrated and fascinating overview of the project of illustrating the Lord of The Rings -- sure to be of interest to the 100,000 people, in the UK alone, who bought Alan Lee's illustrated edition. / Alan Lee worked as Conceptual Artist on the multi-billion dollar film trilogy from New Line Cinema -- acclaimed as the movie event of the decade. / Exclusive 600-word foreword by Sir Ian McKellen / The ideal gift for any Lord of The Rings fan, especially those interested in art or book illustration.
Alan Lee is the illustrator of the highly-successful centenary edition of The Lord of the Rings and diamond edition of The Hobbit. He studied graphic design and the depiction of Celtic and Norse myths and has illustrated a wide range of books, including Faeries, Merlin Dreams and Castles, and was conceptual designer for Terry Jones' film Erik the Viking. He was awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal for his illustrated edition of Black Ships Before Troy.
'Alan Lee's artwork has a beauty and lyricism about it. His art
captured what I hoped to capture with the films.'
'Among the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the 20th
'An extraordinarily imaginative work, part saga, part allegory,
and wholly exciting.'
'A grand piece of work in both conception and execution.'