INTRODUCTION; Designing dragons: inspiration, features and variations; COSMIC DRAGONS; Dragons of world mythology, including Tiamat, Apep, the Ouroboros and Nidhoggr; MONSTERS AND HEROES; Medieval legends, including Beowulf, Siegfried and Fafnir, St George and the dragon, Lancelot and Melusine; DRAGONS OF OTHER WORLDS; Dragons of fantasy fiction, including the creations of Anne McCaffrey, Ursula K. Le Guin, Robin Hobb and J.R.R. Tolkien; Afterword; Index.
John Howe was born in Vancouver, Canada in 1957. He attended the Ecole des Art Decoratifs in Strasbourg. He has had three monographical titles published on his work, including Myth and Magic (Harper Collins, 2001) and worked extensively on the conceptual art for The Lord of the Rings films with artist Alan Lee and director Peter Jackson. He lives in Switzerland.