Item description for Brian Froud's World of Faerie [With Poster] by Brian Froud...
Drawing inspiration from the gnarled shrubbery of England's windswept moorlands, Brian Froud is best known for being the mad genius behind Jim Henson's film The Dark Crystal and illustrating such best-sellers as Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book. In this volume, a long-awaited sequel to his international best-sellers Faeries and Good Faeries/Bad Faeries, Froud returns to the world of faerie with a wealth of new, never-before-seen paintings, watercolors, and drawings. Brian Froud's World of Faerie offers us a startling new vision of the magical realm, enhanced by Froud's own words about his experiences and insights.
This lavish, full-color book opens the door to Brian Froud's wondrous imagination as never before. It presents beautiful portrayals of faeries that have touched hearts and minds for generations. World of Faerie is by far Froud's most personal book, and represents this visionary artist and creator of fantasy worlds at the pinnacle of his powers. This encompassing volume is a must-have for faerie and fantasy fans of all ages, the world over.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 13" Width: 9.52" Height: 1.09" Weight: 3.85 lbs.
Release Date Sep 4, 2007
Publisher Insight Editions
ISBN 193378413X ISBN13 9781933784137
Availability 0 units.
More About Brian Froud
Brian Froud has created some of the most respected and highly acknowledged mythic artwork of our time. He has won numerous awards, including the Hugo Award for Best Original Artwork. Wendy Froud is an American (born in Detroit) who is a doll artist, sculptor, and puppet-maker, best known for her work creating creatures for the Jim Henson films The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth, as well as her work on the Star Wars series, for which she was the fabricator of Yoda. The Frouds live in Devon, England.
Reviews - What do customers think about Brian Froud's World of Faerie?
Missing paper jacket cover Feb 8, 2008
I purchased this book for a gift and was very disappointed that it didn't look like the book advertised. It was missing the paper jacket cover with the faerie holding the mask. Is there anyway I can get the original cover for this beautiful book?
A must for Froud fans! Oct 23, 2007
If you like Brian Froud, this is a must for your collection. Here we have a welcome return to the magical lands that only Froud has the gifts to take us to. The production values of this edition are first rate, the colours are rich and the subject matter alone justifies the oversized format. The added mini-books within the book are a special surprise, showing just how individual and innovative volumes of this genre can be. If you have been following Froud's work for some years (like I have) you may notice some of his earlier works from other publishers reprinted here, personally I don't mind, this collection is of higher quality and should hold up better over time. So sit back, grab a nice cup of tea and visit or revisit the dark and dangerous and sometimes silly Lands of Faerie, brought to you by the man who sees it best.
Froud's Most Fantastic Yet! Oct 17, 2007
This is Brian Froud's best book yet. I subscribe to his newsletters, and Froud has been raving about how excited he is about this book for months. I received a copy for my birthday, and I totally understand his excitement. It contains pieces of art that have never never been published before, as well as old favorites from his other books such as Faeries, or Good Faeries, Bad Faeries. Reading through the book is a magical experience as Brian Froud leads you through the World of Faerie, helping you discover things along the way. He takes you behind the scenes of some of his work and points out hidden things, symbolism, and the folklore behind the image you are looking at. Froud delves into the personal meaning in some of his pieces, as well as the circumstance in which he painted it. I've been a fan of his work for ten years now (I'm only twenty-two), and have realized new things about his work that I had not noticed before reading this book. I highly recommend it to any Froud fan. It is a must-have for your collection.
PURE GENIUS Oct 11, 2007
What else can be said about Brian Froud, other than the fact that he is brilliant and overwhelmingly talented? I own every one of his publications, including a first edition 1978 book, "The wind between the stars". Brian's imagination can't be touched. I, too am an artist and his drawings and movies inspire the living daylights out of me.
he shows us the other world Oct 9, 2007
I do so love Brian Froud's work... unflinchingly insisting that faeries do in fact exist, he shows us the good and the bad, not just the pretty ones. But even the ugliest fae are full of life and mischief. I am joining in the dance, quite sure that the human race is not alone.