Faeries

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Larkin
Random House Publishing Group, Oct 1, 1979 - Art - 192 pages
11 Reviews
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'. In celebration of Faeries' 25th anniversary, Abrams is delighted to publish a special edition featuring eight new pages and 20 new pieces of art by Froud and Lee. The artists have also contributed new introductions. Since Faeries first appeared, both men have become tremendously successful and respected figures in the worlds of film, art, and publishing.

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User Review  - Bcushman - LibraryThing

A stunning look into the world of faeries brought to you by the incomparable Brian Froud and Alan Lee. Not only is it visually stunning but the "history" of Faeries contained within is fascinating. It is a must have for any fantasy lover. Read full review

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User Review  - Michael.Xolotl - LibraryThing

I think I skimmed this book more than read it when my sister gave it to me when I was a kid, but the illustrations were terrific and I copied a lot of them in the afternoons after school when I first started to draw. I thought I had lost it but found it the other day, battered but still living. Read full review

About the author (1979)

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. Inspired by Tolkien's work to pursue his chosen path as an artist of the mythic and fantastic, he has illustrated a wide range of books including Faeries, The Mabinogion, Castles, Merlin Dreams, the centenary edition of The Lord of the Rings, and The Hobbit. He is a winner of the Carnegie Medal for his illustrated edition of The Illiad, and a conceptual artist for the motion picture adaptation of The Lord of the Rings.

Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer was an apprentice to Frank Lloyd Wright and is currently a trustee and Director of the Archives for the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation in Scottsdale, Arizona. He is the author of "Frank Lloyd Wright Drawings" and "Treasures of Taliesin" and editor of the highly praised series "The Collected Writings of Frank Lloyd Wright."
David Larkin is the co-author and designer of such celebrated illustrated books as "Classic America" and "Shaker "and publisher of "Barn" and "Wooden Ship."
Paul Rocheleau and Michael Freeman have contributed the new photography included in this book.

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