This article is about the book of illustrations. For the world of Tolkien itself, see Arda.


Tolkien's World: Paintings of Middle-earth is a collection of sixty illustrations of characters and chief locations in Middle-earth, published in hardcover by HarperCollins in 1992, on the centenary of J.R.R. Tolkien's birthday. At the end of the book are biographies for each contributing artist.

Each illustration is accompanied by a relevant quote or description from Tolkien's writings.

Featured artwork

  • Inger Edelfeldt:
    • Gollum
    • A Long-expected Party
    • Legolas
    • The Dead Marshes
    • The Oliphaunt
    • The Scouring of the Shire
    • The Death of Glaurung
  • Carol Emery Phenix:
    • The Glow of Smaug
    • Attack at Weathertop
  • Tony Galuidi:
    • Saruman
    • Barad-dûr
  • Roger Garland:
    • Tom Bombadil
    • The Bridge of Khazad-dûm
    • The Lord of the Nazgûl
    • Ulmo, Lord of the Waters
    • The Chaining of Melkor
    • Earendil and Elwing
    • The Gates of Morn
    • The Smith of Wootton Major
    • The Haven of Moriondë
    • The Brandywine River
  • Robert Goldsmith:
    • On the Road to Rivendell
    • Sam in Mordor
  • Michael Hague:
    • Riddles in the Dark
    • Rescued by Eagles
    • Flying with the Eagles
    • Thorin, Prisoner of the Elves
    • Smaug the Magnificent
    • The Black Arrow
    • The Arkenstone
  • John Howe:
    • The Great Goblin
    • Smaug over Esgaroth
    • Gandalf
    • The Uruk-hai
    • The Dark Tower
    • Sam and Shelob
    • Minas Tirith
    • In Mordor
    • The Fall of Gondolin
    • Turambar and Glorund
  • Alan Lee:
    • Frodo and Gandalf
    • Lúthien Tinúviel
    • The Stone Trolls
    • The Entrance to Moria
    • Galadriel's Mirror
    • Tol Brandir
    • Searching Fangorn
    • The Battle of the Pelennor Fields
    • Cirith Ungol
    • Mount Doom
  • Ted Nasmith:
    • Rivendell
    • Green Hill Country
    • Leaving the Shire
    • Under the Spell of the Barrow-wight
    • Riders at the Ford
    • The Anger of the Mountain
    • The Balrog
    • The Last Words of Boromir
    • Wellinghall
    • The Glittering Caves of Aglarond
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