The Lord of the Rings Sketchbook

Author(s): Alan Lee


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


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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.

Shortlisted for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.

'Alan Lee's artwork has a beauty and lyricism about it. His art captured what I hoped to capture with the films.' Peter Jackson 'Among the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the 20th century.' Sunday Telegraph 'An extraordinarily imaginative work, part saga, part allegory, and wholly exciting.' The Times 'A grand piece of work in both conception and execution.' Daily Telegraph

Alan Lee was born in Middlesex in 1947. His illustrated books include Faeries (with Brian Froud), Castles and Merlin Dreams, and has worked on such prestigious films as Erik the Viking (Terry Gilliam), Legend (Ridley Scott), and the acclaimed NBC miniseries Merlin. He is best known however for his work on the books The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, and now the film version.

General Fields

  • : 9780261103832
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • : Harper Element
  • : September 2005
  • : 252mm X 195mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : May 2005
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Alan Lee
  • : Hardback
  • : Alan Lee
  • : English
  • : 741.64092
  • : 192
  • : 150 b/w illus, 20 col plates, Index