Book Review: Brian Froud's World of Faerie

Brian Froud's World of Faerie

Brian Froud has illustrated several books on faeries but Brian Froud's World of Faerie is the most lavish art book yet.

The book is beautifully constructed and filled with masterful paintings and sketches printed on low gloss paper. Just like other books published by Insight Editions, there are also several little booklets pasted onto the pages. At the end of the book in an envelope is a poster of a poem by Neil Gaiman.

He paints as if he's beside the faeries themselves. His commentary introduces us to the world and secrets of faeries, showing us the many disguises and types of faeries. He even has his own interpretation for classic stories like Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan.

There are not just faeries but other mysterious creatures like unicorns, trolls, green women and phyllomantic men. Phyllomancy is the art of divination by listening to the rustling of leaves. Interesting details like such accompany the paintings.

This is a nice book for fantasy art lovers or fans of Brian Froud.

You can check out more art from Brian Froud at worldoffroud.com.

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