John Howe Images of Middle-Earth

ISBN 13: 9780261103108

Images of Middle-Earth

9780261103108: Images of Middle-Earth

A portfolio of John Howe's most popular Tolkien-inspired paintings, including his unsurpassed 'Gandalf' from The Lord of the Rings. This new poster collection reproduces six of the most popular Tolkien cover paintings in a format suitable for framing or simply hanging as posters. Contained in a high quality decorative folder, complete with background information, the pictures selected here are some of the finest examples of John Howe's dramatic artwork and are sure to delight the legions of Tolkien fans who are often eager to find the Tolkien artwork in poster form. The pictures are: U Smaug from The Hobbit U Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings U The Dark Tower from The Two Towers U The Fall of Gondolin from The Silmarillion U Fingolfin's Challenge to Morgoth from The Lays of Beleriand U Ulmo, the Lord of the Waters from Unfinished Tales

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From the Publisher:

In his classic tales The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion, J.R.R. Tolkien created a richly detailed fantasy world that captured the imaginations of millions of readers. These collections of postcard books and posters, which feature the paintings of top fantasy artists, celebrate Tolkien¹s enduring works and his unrivalled powers of invention. Tolkien¹s trilogy will soon be brought to the screen, with the first in a series of films to be released in December 2001.

About the Author:

John Howe was born in 1957 in Vancouver, Canada. He moved to France in 1976 and gained a Diploma in Illustration at the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs de Strasbourg in 1981. He has illustrated many French children's books, but is best known for his Tolkien calendars, book jackets, maps and posters, and he is currently working as a production designer on New Line Cinema's forthcoming Lord of the Rings movie trilogy.

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