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Photo and Art
Author: David Larkin
ISBN: 0285623591
Subcategory: Graphic Design
Pages 188 pages
Publisher Souvenir Press Ltd; First Edition edition (November 9, 1978)
Language English
Category: Photo and Art
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This enchanting book explores the realm of elves, pixies, leprechauns, dryads and other mythical creatures. Nearly 200 extraordinary drawings and full-colour paintings combine to produce a book which has stood the test of time since it was first published. Kindred Sprit on Faeries.

Two talented artists explore the world of faeries in myths, legends, and folklore. Brian Froud is an artist and author who has created such bestselling books as "Good Faeries/Bad Faeries, Lady Cottington's Pressed Faery Book, " and "Faeries. The conceptual designer for Jim Henson's films, "The Dark Crystal" and "Labyrinth, " he lives in Devon, England. Alan Lee was born in England in 1947

One of the most beautiful books I own. By Thriftbooks. com User, September 13, 2005. My parents gave this to me for my fifth birthday and it is one of the most cherished and beautiful books that I own. It's a compilation of gorgeous watercolors, sketches, and a systematic like grouping of faeries and their mythical kin. I can't imagine a better book for a young artist or creative reader.

It has been 25 years since Brian Froud and Alan Lee created the delightful, imaginative, and surprising Faeries-a book that quickly became a massive international bestseller and went on to sell more than a million copies. Readers continue to offer praise; 'This is the most influential book I have ever read. This book is-where are the words to describe it? Magnificent, Fabulous, Beautiful, Moving, Terrifying, Fantastic'.

One of his most famous art books, Faeries, produced in collaboration with Alan Lee, was the basis of a 1981 animated feature of the same name. Froud is married to Wendy Froud, a puppet-maker and sculptor whom he met at the Jim Henson Studios in 1978 while working on The Dark Crystal. The couple married on 31 May 1980, in Chagford. Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group.

The Faeries Music Book contains the following twelve pieces : Faylinn Rhoslyn Titania Oberon Ellette Rusalka Donella Alberich Arethusa Lorelle Nerida Shaylee.

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Collectors Edition: Faeries, Brian Froud and Alan Lee, 1st Edition, copyright 1978. Has original 14.95 price Until December 1978. Great condition hard cover with dust jacket. Very well cared for.
my children and i LOVE the stories and the illistrations contained within this book. unfortunately i did not heed other buyers' advice regarding the binding of the book. it is such a beautiful book to read, especially with my children at bedtime. BUT the spine was broken up from the time we received it in the mail, and unfortunately i did not act quickly after finding this and try to exchange it. but i think even if i had tried to exchange it, it sounds like this is a common problem. it is so beautiful i am having to pay additional money tto have it rebound by a book binder.we keep trying to read it as is and the pages are becoming even looser and falling out of order. that part is a bummer. i have tucked it away in a safe place with rubber bands around it until we can have the spine replaced. potential future buyers beware.
I don't have a lot to say - I had this book when I was a kid (I'm almost 45) and it sparked my imagination and inspired me as a young artist. If you're already a fan, you know what I'm talking about. If you have a thing for the fantastical realm of the mystical world of fairies, trolls, and other wonderfully fun/strange/beautiful beings, and are a nerd/geek fan person who likes to discover the source of the characters in a bunch of modern fantasy novels and popular film... I strongly recommend this book, as well as any others in this line by the same authors and artists. My kids aren't even as excited about this book now that I have it, and that's both sad and kind of awesome. Because it really was just for me. :) A total classic, and a must have for... well, people like me. If I could sum up this review in one word: imagination. Because it matters.
Уou ll never walk alone
My first encounter with the book Faeries, by Brian Froud and Alan Lee, was by chance my sophomore year of high school. An art teacher who had picked up on my enthusiasm for mythology and Celtic lore allowed me to borrow his copy- and never have I been whisked away into a book like I was on that day. The poor excuse for a hardcover was torn and crinkled, and yellowed around the edges… but I didn’t mind- if anything it added to the mysticism and ethereal properties that so often come with old texts and relics.
Lovers of Celtic culture and lore alike come few and far between, and have therefore built a very small and obscure community all unto itself (yet ironically enough without Celtic (and Norse, which is oftentimes lumped together with Celtic) mythology everything ranging from Disney fairy tales to Tolkein’s Lord of the Rings-INFAMOUS works mind you - probably wouldn’t exist today.). That being said, Froud and Lee’s book would be a welcome and treasured addition to anyone’s library.
Originally released in 1979, Faeries has been rereleased thirty years later in its Deluxe Collector’s Edition form, complete with eloquently written forewords and essays by Jane Yolen and the artists themselves. I’m fortunate enough to have received this deluxe edition as a gift recently. The book took to tackling a topic as vast and varied as mythology itself- and despite the fact that the concept of faerie mythos contradicts complements and blurs from one culture to the next, they have tackled it successfully. As Betty Ballantine puts it in the notes at the beginning of the book, “Nomenclature is difficult in Faerie (faerie can be used to name a being, a place, OR describe either of the two). The same faerie species may have various names according to the region. The denizens of Faerie are so varied that in the past some have been wrongly or carelessly categorized. One species shades into the next, so it is difficult to state precisely where a Bogie ends and a Bogle begins.” Ballantine goes on to elaborate on the complexity of these interlocking and interchangeable technicalities. But despite how complicated and confusing the material may be Froud, Lee, and company have done a marvelous job of organizing a piece of art that is both mesmerizing and comprehensible.
The book has been carefully organized into three sections: the first being legends and lore of faerie which ranges from curious tales from isolated regions, to more universal superstitions, to well known legends like The Isles of the Blessed or Will-o-the-Wisps; the next focusing on the different species of faerie (consider the term faerie to be used much like the word bird or dog, where there are many different types and sub-species of said animal), and the last exploring the flora and particular haunts of the little folk. I applaud the authors for sourcing so many different cultural interpretations- exploring faerie lore from Celtic, Norse, Scandinavian, Anglo, and even some contemporary additions. Each section is rich with artwork that is filled to the brim with vitality, and to the life behind the clever witty and sometimes scary principle of faerie.
Both Brian Froud and Alan Lee have done extensive work in this field. Froud, born in 1947, is an English fantasy illustrator along with his wife, and is well known for his work on such films as Labyrinth, and The Dark Crystal. He is also known for his beautifully illustrated explorations in works like Goblins and many other faerie related journals studies and references. Lee, also born in 1947, is an English illustrator and concept artist. He is best known for his conceptual work on The Lord of the Rings trilogy and most recently on his work for The Hobbit. Both men are deeply inspired by nature, particularly in Dartmoor.
Unlike many other books covering this field Froud and Lee specifically sought to avoid the generic and tiresomely overused motif of beautifully winged ladies and happily ever afters. Oh no… Froud and Lee honored and upheld the integrity of Celtic lore, embracing the essence of faerie, in which it is just as wild, mysterious, carnal, and sometimes as deadly as it is beautiful, and unforgiving like the earth itself. Faeries are the elements and energy incarnate- they embody everything that is life and death, enchanting and macabre, morose and witty. It is a world that is in constant contradiction with itself- symbolizing the fantastical unpredictability we all experience in life.
This is probably the only illustrated book on faeries that captures the qualities of Celtic folklore properly. As a lover of mythology, particularly Celtic, and as an artist, it is an absolute pleasure to find a book that is imaginative without delving out of the boundaries of the integrity of the topic. My only qualm with Faeries is that it isn’t longer. The only qualm I might find readers experiencing is that the authors created a world so vivid and tangible, realists may be turned off by the sheer novelty of it. While there is nudity in the book- it is not done in a distasteful or inappropriate fashion… It captures, for want of a better word, the nakedness of nature.
For all its secrets, Froud and Lee have shed light onto the mysterious nooks and crannies of our world. Despite the fact that this book is to bursting with information on many different aspects of such an expansive yet unknown field, it is a delightful and comprehensible book for seasoned folklorists, casual onlookers, and curious newcomers alike. This book is worth every penny. “So go softly- where the rewards are enchanting, the dangers are real (Betty Ballantine).”
-Holly Ready
Sadaron above the Gods
I remember being fascinated by this book when I was a child. The illustrations are amazing. I would recommend it for children 6 and over. My children love how the different types of magical creatures are described. The only thing: if you don't want your children to see nude bodies, then it's probably not for you. These are not sexy pictures, but in several pictures the fairies aren't wearing clothes. If it doesn't bother you, you'll enjoy this book.
This was just delivered on my doorstep today and I couldn't wait to open it up. The book is not only filled with amazing and fantastical art but the authors describe and retell all kinds of old faerie stories from Europe. These are not your Disney-type, Tinkerbell kinds of faeries/stories so if that's what you're expecting you may be disappointed. However, for me, it's a beautifully written and illustrated book about the fay stories of old. I would recommend it!
This book taps into your imagination like no other. The illustrations are absolutely exquisite and delicately detailed enough to place you right into the world of these little creatures. As someone who appreciates art and beautiful lettering, this book raises the bar for me on all of those levels. My mind twists and turns on each page as I travel through the world of magic and make believe. Have you ever wished that fairies were real? This book makes you almost 100% convinced of it. Love it so much!