A sumptuous large-format hardback containing sketches and paintings from the illustrated Lord of the Rings, together with brand new and previously unseen material.In this large-format hardback Alan Lee reveals in pictures and in words how he created the images in the authorised illustrated edition of The Lord of the Rings. These images would prove so powerful, matching perfectly with Tolkien's own vision, that they would eventually define the look of Peter Jackson's movie trilogy and earn Alan a coveted Academy Award.
`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 century.'
`An extraordinarily imaginative work, part saga, part allegory, and wholly exciting.'
`A grand piece of work in both conception and execution.'
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 6th December 2005
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 25.3 x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.84