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Book Title: Good Faeries/Bad Faeries|
The author of the book: Brian Froud
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Date of issue: October 26th 2000
ISBN 13: 9781862053021
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Good Faeries/Bad Faeries by Brian Froud is the faerie bible for any faeriephile. This is not just a catch phrase I'm throwing around. I have read and own hundreds of books on faeries, folklore, Celtic tradition, and the history of faeries throughout the world. Within the faerie lover's community it is widely known that this is the book of basic faerie lore with the most comprehensive selection of fae and the most accurately illustrated of all books on the subject. To those that think the world of Fae is just another cute delusion belonging to the fantasy nerds of the world I tell you two things:
1. You have never been to Ireland or Scotland, where the faerie world is richly engrained in the culture and history, and seen as not only undisputed fact, but a way of life.
2. You are obviously close-minded and blind to magic of any kind in the world around you. Things such as miracles (the things you call happy coincidence) and giving birth are just another part of life you take for granted.
To those: I implore you - Please stop reading now, there is no justification in the act of you reading any further.
To the rest of you, who can understand the perpetuation of the myth we call Santa Claus to alight the sparkle in a child's eye, for only a moment, well, I speak to you.
Brian Froud is widely known as one of the best artists of all things magical, but he is probably best known for his work with Jim Henson in creating the puppets for the movies Dark Crystal and the Labyrinth. His wife had help in designing Yoda from Star Wars and they both have many other books and works under their belt. But this book, by far, in my humble but accurate opinion, is the best. The art alone is worth the purchase price. Not cutesy or childish, the images are seductive, alluring, and sometimes dark and sinister. This is no child's book. He details the main species in the world of Fae, which are not, as many believe, just fairy's. Fae refers to all magical creatures from sprites to elves to goblins to trolls. It is informative and beautiful. It also has an unusual aspect not seen in many books, which is that the first half of the book, Good Faeries, takes up half the book, then, you must flip the book over and backwards, to read the second half, Bad Faeries. The picture in the middle of the book dividing the two is multi-faceted in that it has no top or bottom of the page. That is, the picture looks the same right side up or upside down.
There are many hidden gems in this book, both written and illustrated. And because it contains four of the charactaristics of a classic (a source of the highest expertise of its field, unique, the magic factor, and a huge following) I will define it as such.
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Read information about the authorBrian Froud is an award-winning illustrator, author, and faery authority. His books include the international best-sellers Faeries, Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book, Lady Cottington's Fairy Album, and The Faeries' Oracle. He also served as the conceptual designer on Jim Henson's films The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth. Froud lives in Devon, England.
"I paint the spirit and soul of what I see." - Brian Froud
For over 35 years, Brian Froud has been regarded as the pre-eminent faerie artist in the world and an authority on faeries and faerie lore. His international best-selling book, FAERIES with fantasy and Tolkien illustrator Alan Lee is considered a modern classic. His landmark work with Jim Henson as conceptual designer on feature films THE DARK CRYSTAL, LABYRINTH and other Henson projects set new standards for design, puppeteering and animatronics in film and are considered landmarks in the evolution of modern day special effects and attract an international cult following . With over 8 million books sold to date, Brian's international best sellers include LADY COTTINGTON'S PRESSED FAIRY BOOK, GOOD FAERIES / BAD FAERIES and THE FAERIES' ORACLE and LADY COTTINGTON'S FAIRY ALBUM. Other works with text by Ari Berk include GOBLINS!, RUNES OF ELFLAND, LADY COTTINGTON PRESSED FAIRY LETTERS and BRIAN FROUD'S WORLD OF FAERIE. His latest books are THE HEART OF FAERIE ORACLE, authored by his wife, Wendy and HOW TO SEE FAERIES, with New York Times best-selling author, John Matthews are published by Abrams Books. He and Wendy are now working on their forthcoming book, TROLLS, to be published by Abrams in 2012.
Brian's work has been licensed by numerous licensing companies internationally. His work inspires Faerieworlds and FaerieCon, festival events that attract over 30,000 guests annually. Brian created concept designs for a sequel to THE DARK CRYSTAL, produced by the Jim Henson Company and is developing concept designs for feature film projects now in development. He and Wendy created the story concept for a graphic novel series based on THE DARK CRYSTAL to be published by Archaia Comics in 2011. His work has been featured in exhibitions throughout the world and his paintings reside in many private and public collections. Brian lives in Devon, England with his wife, internationally acclaimed doll maker Wendy Froud.
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