Middle-Earth: Visions of a Modern Myth

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From the brush of Donato Giancola, one of the world's most recognized and lauded fantasy artists, comes a book filled with new illustrations that apply his legendary Renaissance craftsmanship to J. R. R. Tolkien's fantastic Middle-Earth. Dramatic lighting and deft draftsmanship reminiscent of master painters like Caravaggio, Rembrandt, and Vermeer explain Donato's popularity with millions of fans, as well as the numerous Hugo and Chesley Awards he has received. This long-awaited, moving, and beautiful voyage ...

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Overview

From the brush of Donato Giancola, one of the world's most recognized and lauded fantasy artists, comes a book filled with new illustrations that apply his legendary Renaissance craftsmanship to J. R. R. Tolkien's fantastic Middle-Earth. Dramatic lighting and deft draftsmanship reminiscent of master painters like Caravaggio, Rembrandt, and Vermeer explain Donato's popularity with millions of fans, as well as the numerous Hugo and Chesley Awards he has received. This long-awaited, moving, and beautiful voyage through Middle-Earth — a must-have for eager genre readers everywhere — offers a refreshingly new exploration of literature's most beloved fantasy realm. From Helm's Deep to Mount Doom, Donato takes readers on a colorful tour filled with warriors, wizards, dragons, and dwarfs. Throughout he exhibits his astonishing technical virtuosity with every scene he brings to life, while also demonstrating the delight and wonder familiar to all true devotees of Middle-Earth.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599290478
  • Publisher: Underwood Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/2010
  • Pages: 88
  • Sales rank: 1,292,707
  • Product dimensions: 12.54 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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  • Posted August 29, 2014

    Nice book, great visuals!

    Previous to getting this book, the only work I'd seen from this author was the painting for the LotR cover he'd done (same as the cover on this one) and the cover for the graphic novel of The Hobbit. I'd always been interested in seeing what else he could do because I thought what little I'd seen was amazing! I have a lot of books on Middle-earth artists and I'm so glad I could add this one to my collection. His style is amazing and so realistic that it's a joy to leaf through this book. Definitely recommended!

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