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Random House Publishing Group, Oct 1, 1979 - Art - 192 pages
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  - KayCliff - LibraryThing

Fascinating text and illustrations - but no contents list, no index! And it would indeed be hard to devise these, as there are also no page numbers. So it's very difficult in this long, large book to find what you want. This reduces its rating for me from a full five stars. Read full review

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User Review  - Xleptodactylous - LibraryThing

Whilst the other book I've read like this (Goblins!) might have been rather child-orientated and lack-lustre, this one definitely isn't. It has beautiful drawings that make me want to punch everyone ... 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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