Now 20 years old, Jim Henson's classic fantasy film The Dark Crystalfeaturing the breathtaking concept design of renowned fantasy artist Brian Froudis a soaring work of the imagination. This mystical adventure has such a huge cult following that when the film was recently re-released on video and DVD, it quickly sold a million copies. Just as remarkable is the cult status of The World of The Dark Crystal, Froud's book on the film. Originally published in 1982 and long out of print, this definitive volumepacked with brilliant artworkhas been in such demand that used copies can sell for well over $400.
Abrams is now proudly reissuing this sought-after book in a brand new collector's edition. This beautifully printed reproduction of the original volume contains all of its stunning art and textplus a new essay by Froud, illustrated with never-before-published paintings, drawings, and sculptures from the film's archives. And this new edition features a facsimile of a 20-page booklet Froud and Henson created to present the film to backersa gorgeous overview of the story so rare only a few copies are known to exist. This collector's edition of The World of The Dark Crystal, like the re-released film, will truly be a must-have for Henson and Froud fans.
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.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is very beautiful and much larger than I realized. I got this for my daughter as she has always loved this movie and she and it were born in the same year. I am very pleased with the quality and the design of the book and will purchase more like it in the future. The price was very reasonable also.
This book is one of the most beautiful books I have ever seen. It immerses you in the artwork that inspired the film and the colors the designs and the characters are all just amazing. This is an exceptional piece and I highly recommend it to any Henson Fan, Froud Fan, or Dark Crystal Fan. It's breathtaking. (I just got it in the mail today and I'm in love!)
The Dark Crystal is one of my favorite movies of all time. I was looking for this book forever, but it wasn't cheap. I didn't realize they were reproducing it. It is the most unique art book I have ever read. Especially because it is told from the point of view from that world's first and oldest inhabitant (and my favorite character), 'Augrah'. This book rocks and it is a shame i can only give it 5 stars.
This book is excelent. The illustrations are breath taking. I would highly recommend this book to lovers of fantasy. I haven't seen the movie The Dark Crystal but the book gives some background on it like, for example, it explains the different spieces of creatures and what their world is like. The book also has a short biography on Brian Froud written by him. He's a very interesting person and reading about what he went through to get where he is today makes me appriciate his work even more. So, if you are really into fantasy stuff or just like to look at great artwork, then I really think you should check this book out.