Author(s): Ted Nasmith
Both Calendar and Diary feature 16 of the finest landscape paintings from Ted Nasmith, acclaimed Tolkien jacket artist. This yearÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs Tolkien Diary also includes a selection of colour sketches and alternative versions of the finished paintings.
'How, given little over half a century of work, did one man become the creative equivalent of a people?' The Guardian 'Demanding to be compared with English mythologies! at times rises to the greatness of true myth' Financial Times 'A creation of singular beauty! magnificent in its best moments' Washington Post 'A grim, tragic, brooding and beautiful book, shot through with heroism and hope! its power is almost that of mysticism' Toronto Globe & Mail
Ted Nasmith is a freelance illustrator living just outside Toronto, Canada. The works of Tolkien have had a profound effect on him and he has enjoyed the challenge of interpreting the characters and world of Tolkien for over twenty years. He has produced several Tolkien Calendars and was commissioned to illustrate The Silmarillion; his illustrations have also appeared in The Complete Guide to Middle-earth.