on 14 March 2014
I could stare at this book for hours, incredible art work! I own all three of the Lord of the Rings concept art books, and the first Hobbit book also. I love to see how Tolkien's masterpiece has been realised on screen, from the Alan Lee and John Howe conceptual sketches to the digital representations. A magnificent amount of work went into these films!
on 7 February 2014
This and it's companion books are superb. Well produced and filled with high quality artwork, designs and images. There are also insightful comments from crew and cast. In particular Alan Lee and John Howe. This book is a mine of information and inspiration to anyone whether a Tolkien fan or simply anyone who seeks inspiration for there own creative ends.
There is only one small let down. It is a personal one, but the fold out print inside the back cover of that insufferable 'luvvie' Stephen Fry will, in my copy, remain folded up.
on 27 December 2013
This was bought as a present for a hobbit mad friend, he loved the book, well made, with a really good quality cover and amazing pictures inside. The detail and information is a must for any hobbit fan. Will be getting the other two books in this set for my friend.