Realms of Tolkien

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Realms of Tolkien: Images of Middle-earth
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ReleasedSeptember 27, 1996

Realms of Tolkien is a 1996 book collecting various pieces of art inspired by the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.

From the Publisher[edit | edit source]

Following the success of Tolkien's World, this new collection of shining illustrations inspired by the work of J.R.R. Tolkien is as beautiful and unique as its predecessor.

This breathtaking four-color volume is designed in a deluxe, oversized format, and includes paintings from a diverse group of international artists. Each picture is accompanied by text from the relevant passage in Tolkien's fiction as well as a personal statement by the artist about the inspiration and influence J.R.R. Tolkien has had on their work.

Includes works by an electric group of artists, both famous and up-and-coming:

  • Alan Lee, renowned for his atmospheric interpretations of folklore and legend, as well as his stunning illustrations for The Lord of the Rings
  • John Howe, creator of many Tolkien book covers and acclaimed for his powerful representations of the landscapes and peoples of Middle-earth
  • Ted Nasmith, known for his classically accurate and dramatic pictures
  • Inger Edelfeldt, illustrator of many beautiful and unusual Tolkien calendars, book covers and posters.

Featured artists[edit | edit source]