The Lord of the Rings Sketchbook
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
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.