This collection of pictures, with text by Christopher Tolkien, confirms J.R.R. Tolkien’s considerable talent as an artist. It provides fascinating insight into his conception of many of the places and events familiar to travellers in Middle-Earth. Examples of his art range from delicate watercolours depicting Rivendell, the Forest of Lothlorien, Smaug, and Old Man Willow, to drawings and sketches of Moria Gate and Minas Tirith. Also included are many of his beautiful designs showing patterns of flowers and trees, friezes, tapestries and heraldic devices.