Tolkien Book Art
In the nineties I read The Lord of the Rings and thoroughly enjoyed it, along with The Hobbit and (eeeh a bit less) The Silmarillion. This was of course before the movie adaptation, nonetheless there was a thriving community around art based on the works of Tolkien, all the way back to the sixties. Enthusiastic about this discovery, I set out to collect images that resembled the places and characters as I had imagined them while reading. Sometimes the art simply convinced me I should revise my imagination. My search lasted until - and partly just beyond - the release of The Fellowship of the Ring feature film. I was very happy with the movies, and still I liked the idea that I shouldn't have to forget how I had pictured that world when I first read the books, even after Elijah and pals had conquered our minds. This is that old collection.
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