Brian Froud's World of Faerie.
Brian Froud's World of Faerie
PO Box 3088, San Rafael, CA 94912
9781683835912, $35.00, HC, 192pp, www.amazon.com
Synopsis: In a newly revised and expanded edition, readers can return to the world of faerie with "Brian Froud's World of Faerie", a justifiably acclaimed magnum opus that showcases breathtakingly beautiful paintings, watercolors, and drawings never before seen by the general public.
Drawing inspiration from the gnarled shrubbery of England's windswept moorlands, Brian Froud is best known for being the genius behind Jim Henson's film The Dark Crystal and for illustrating such best sellers as Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book. Now this revised and expanded edition of a dazzling world of Faerie offers a startling vision of the magical realm that is enhanced by Froud's own words about his experiences and insights.
A lavish, full-color volume that opens the door to Brian Froud's wondrous imagination, "Brian Froud's World of Faerie" 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 the visionary artist and creator of fantasy worlds at the pinnacle of his prowess.
Critique: Offering a visually iconic tour-de-force that features rare, previously unpublished imagery from Froud's oeuvre, this new edition of the classic tome is a must-have for faerie and fantasy fans of all ages. An absolutely 'must have' for the legions of Brian Froud fans and Faerie enthusiasts. While "Brian Froud's World of Faerie" will prove to be an immediate and enduringly popular addition to personal, community, and academic library collections.