Return to the world of faerie with the revised and expanded edition of Brian Froud’s acclaimed magnum opus, featuring 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. This revised and expanded edition of his dazzling World of Faerie offers us a startling 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. Presenting 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. Featuring rare, previously unpublished imagery from Froud’s oeuvre, this new edition of the classic tome is a must-have for faerie and fantasy fans of all ages.
For more than thirty years, Brian Froud's significant accomplishments have defined a genre and spanned every aspect of modern media. Internationally regarded as as the preeminent faerie artist in the world and an authority on faeries and faery lore, Froud has sold over eight million books, designed two award-winning, landmark feature films, won numerous international awards, including the Hugo Award for Best Original Artwork. His work has been licensed by numerous companies internationally and inspires Faerieworlds, a two-day festival celebrating Art, Music and Imagination that attracts over five thousand attendees annually. His work has been featured in exhibitions throughout the world and his paintings reside in many private and public collections. Froud lives in Devon, England with his wife, internationally acclaimed doll maker Wendy Froud.
"A wonderful collection of fascinating fantasy art."
"Offering a visually iconic tour-de-force that features rare, previously unpublished imagery from Froud's oeuvre, this new edition of the classic tome is a must-have for faerie and fantasy fans of all ages.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 absolute 'must have' for the legions of Brian Froud fans and Faerie enthusiasts."
– Midwest Book Review
"Brian Froud’s World of Faerie is an uplifting gem of mythical artistry."