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MIDDLE-EARTH: Visions of a Modern Myth

Leather Bound Limited Edition

A leather bound limited edition version of Donato's first artbook is available featuring a custom designed wooden box traycase with the insignia of the Kings of Gondor etched on the outside. The book itself is bound with one of Donato's sheets of toned drawing paper near the title page. Upon this he is creating original Middle-earth drawings in his signature red pencil and chalk style. No two copies are alike, and each unique, hand-drawn illustration, measures 9.25 x 11.25 inches, depicting a scene from one of Tolkien's novels: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, or The Silmarillion. Images of these drawings wll be posted below as they are finish and available for purchase. When purchasing, please request which drawing you would like.

80 pages, full color, hard cover with wooden traycase and an original drawing created and signed by the artist.
26 copies. Published by Underwood Books.

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"From the brush of Donato Giancola, one of the world's most recognized and awarded fantasy artists, comes a book filled with new illustrations that blend his legendary Renaissance craftsmanship with the visions outlined in J.R.R. Tolkein's Middle-Earth. Dramatic lighting and deft draftsmanship seemingly culled from the tableaux of great Old Master painters like Caravaggio, Rembrandt and Vermeer explain Donato's popularity with millions of fans and his numerous Hugo and Chesley Awards for his oil paintings. This long-awaited moving and beautiful voyage through Middle-Earth from a modern master of the arts will be a must-have for eager genre readers everywhere."

- Underwood Books


"He is among the most accomplished illustrators in the industry, to me, and his varied images show a keen and seemingly inexhaustible curiosity and delight in compositional and image possibilities within the perimeters of his signature high realism style. I know the excitement that drives him. "

- Ted Nasmith


"There's more to Donato Giancola's art than just a pretty face. Underneath the incredibly meticulous surface of his paintings is concealed a love of perspective and form, an intimate understanding of the human body, a historian's knowledge of costume and armour, an infallible sense of implicit narrative, visual storytelling and mythical history. It's just that you're so rapt gazing at all the mind-blowingly pretty bits that you tend to miss it. Look again. There's a lot more to see."

-John Howe


I cannot express to you how excited I am about this book. Ever since my brother Michael handed me 'The Hobbit' to read when I was a teenager, I have dreamed of the chance to share my passions about J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-Earth with the world in a manner I felt conveyed the weight of the burden placed on the Fellowship. To those ends, I have embraced the narrative and humanistic aesthetics of the European Rennaisance to interprete 'The Lord of the Rings'.  As many of you can guess, the works of John Howe, Ted Nasmith, David Wenzel, Ian Miller and Alan Lee, amongst many others, helped inspire my own pursuits of Tolkien worlds in the grandest manner possible. I hope you enjoy my explorations...

- Donato Giancola


Original Drawings Available in the Limited Editions

Limited Edition 'S'
Aragorn in Arnor

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Limited Edition 'T'
Escape from Orthanc

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Limited Edition 'U'
Legolas : On the Banks of the Anduin

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Limited Edition 'P'
Riddles in the Dark

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Limited Edition 'Q'
Beren and Luthien

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Limited Edition 'R'
The Grey Havens

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Limited Edition 'M'
Zirak-zigil : I threw down my enemy...

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Limited Edition 'N'
The Ents Roused

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Limited Edition 'O'
The Greatest Deed - Beren and Luthien in Angband

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Limited Edition 'J'
Gandalf and the Balrog -you cannot pass

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Limited Edition 'K'
Aragorn on the Trail of the Uruk-hai

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Limited Edition 'L'
Nienor and Glaurung

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Limited Edition 'G'
Flight to the Ford

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Limited Edition 'H'
Eowyn and the Nazgul-Swift Stroke

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Limited Edition 'I'
Gollum - the Debate

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Limited Edition 'F'
Inside Information

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Limited Edition 'E'
The Phial of Galadriel

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Limited Edition 'D'
The Departiure of Boromir

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Images examples from the book
Pages 58-59 Pages 78-79
Lunch with William Burt and Tom Boromir in the White Mountains Legolas
The Choice of Saruman Flight to the Ford
The Hobbit: Expulsion