"Middle-earth, the world created by J.R.R. Tolkien in "The Hobbit", "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Silmarillion", has been an inspiration for generations of artists. This book includes paintings by artists from all over the world." Including Inger Edelfeldt (7), Tony Galuidi (2), Roger Garland (10), Robert Goldsmith (2), Michael Hague (7), Alan Lee (10), John Howe (10), Ted Nasmith (10), Carol Emery Phenix (2). Each painting is accompanied by a page of text from the work that inspired it. Each artist contributes a statement about themselves and Tolkien's influence on them.