See Tolkien's unpublished drawings of Middle-earth and his entire literary universe

"The Art of The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien" is a new collection of the drawings, maps, diagrams, and sketches that Tolkien drew to help him navigate Middle-earth, and the entire complex universe he created for his novels. Edited by Tolkien scholars Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull, the hardcover book contains nearly 200 images, the majority of which have never been published before.

"The Art of The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien" (Amazon)

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  1. KarlS says:

    Oh my God. I may need this.

  2. That's kind of cool, but I feel like they've been milking LOTR for a long long time. I feel that way about Dune too, but I actually like Dune.

  3. KarlS says:

    True. For example I didn't bother to get The Children of Hurin, but depending on how new how many of the drawings are, this could actually be interesting.

  4. Sludge says:

    Just before his untimely passing at 81, Tolkien looked at his monstrous pile of maps, sketches and writings. "File, you fools!"

  5. "...the majority of which have never been published before."

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