A major publication from Brian Froud his ‘World of Faerie’ and his image of faeries due to be published October 2007 scythes through popular fairy art and Disney type fairies. One mans dedicated vision, undoubtedly his greatest single work a thesis based on knowledge, artistic skill, eloquent and passionately written, illustrated with some never before seen images. It seeks maturity in the tide of current commercial perception of fairy, on this point alone Froud will continue to be revered. Having read an advance copy I can see exactly where he is coming from having had the privilege to share time with him and his wife in deepest Dartmoor, in this book he opens the door to his home, the truth of the mistletoe (see image), his studio, and his creative inspirations, his work may be seen as wild and incomprehensible especially to those influenced by lack of folklore knowledge and vision, yet energy bursts artistically from every page with detailed explanation. His timing to publish on the current wave of juvenile images and enthusiasm such a volume is a brave and welcome lesson for adolescent artists to reach maturity he will undoubtedly be regarded with awe and devotion. This book is a must have, an insight into faerie genius.
An Imaginosis Book
Published October 2007 by Insight Editions, an imprint of Palace Press Int’l
Number of pages 178- ISBN:978-1-933784-13-4
Cloth:$40.00 – Trim 11.5 inches x 9.5 inches