Artists include Inger Edelfeldt, Tony Galuidi, Michael Kaluta, Stephen Hickman, Alan Lee, John Howe, Ted Nasmith, Carol Emery Phenix, others. Each painting is accompanied by a page of text from the work that inspired it. Each artist contributes a statement about themselves and illustrating Tolkien.
From the publisher:
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.