The World of Dark Crystal

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9780394712802: The World of Dark Crystal

Jim Henson's fantasy film The Dark Crystal, featuring the concept design of artist Brian Froud, has developed a big cult following over 25 years. This is a reissue of the work as a collector's edition. It contains all of the art and text of the original volume - plus a new essay by Froud, illustrated with never-before-published paintings, drawings and sculptures from the film's archives. This edition also features a facsimile of a 20-page booklet Froud and Henson created to present the film to backers, which gives an overview of the story.

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About the Author:

Brian Froud, award-winning artist, author, and designer, served as the concept designer of Jim Henson's films The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth. He is also the best-selling author of Abrams' newly released Lady Cottington's Fairy Album, as well as such blockbuster hits as Good Faeries/Bad Faeries, Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Album (with Terry Jones), and Faeries, his million-plus-copy bestseller, co-authored with Alan Lee and just re-released by Abrams in a special 25th-anniversary edition. Froud lives with his wife and son in Devon, England.

From Publishers Weekly:

This lavish, oversized picture book revisits the collaboration between Froud, prominent fairy artist, and Jim Hensen, Muppeteer, in the creation of their cult favorite The Dark Crystal. Reissued after 20 years, this portfolio of sketches and backdrop paintings retains a certain mystique, crammed to the margins with moss-covered runes and medieval diagrams, and peopled by the movie's menagerie of grotesque, shambling puppets. Unfortunately, the narrative fails to support the elaborate art direction, offering a dim echo of the Lord of the Rings with none of the complexity or scope. The long-nosed Gelflings and vulturish Skeksis-as well as the whole hodge-podge of occult symbols and carefully antiquated tools-come across as strangely arbitrary, constantly reaching for a profundity that never appears. But for the many fans of the movie and young children interested in fantasy-adventure, the book will satisfy greatly. Also included in the package is a preliminary 20-page sketchbook for the production, unseen until now.
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