Nearly 200 stunningly realistic paintings and drawings bring the greatest fantasy epic of all time to life. Classical realism unites with contemporary storytelling as artist Donato Giancola explores the mythic grandeur and the iconic characters of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings saga.
Donato has made it his life’s work to translate Tolkien’s words into compelling visuals, with gorgeous oil paintings and drawings reminiscent of Rembrandt and Caravaggio. His interpretations of Middle-earth span his entire career, from private commissions to the 2001 edition of the graphic novel adaptation of The Hobbit, all collected in this massive compendium–a must-have for collectors of Tolkien and fantasy
“What struck me about J.R.R. Tolkien’s work was how he filled Middle-earth with a wealth of history,” says author Donato Giancola. “From the simple beginnings of Bilbo and the dwarves in The Hobbit, to the personal trials of Frodo and the Fellowship in The Lord of the Rings, to the epic tragedies in The Silmarillion, these tales are woven together by a grand fabric of unifying mythologies, bringing depth to the cultures and characters within.”
“Amazing work from an astounding talent.” – George R.R. Martin
Note: This is about as rare a signing as I have on The Signed Page. I’m flying to NYC to meet with Donato to sign and ship these out. The additional cost on top of cover price helps pay for my flight, my wife’s flight, and our hotel arrangements. Should make for a fun time! And if this does well, perhaps we will have other signings with other authors who can’t make it to Seattle.
Note 2: Donato has created a logo of the Kings of Gondor, which he is embossing into the title page on these copies! A rare extra cool factor for the Tolkien lover!
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