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In 24 never-before-seen paintings, best-selling fantasy artist Brian Froud interprets the ancient and mystical runes of Celtic and European origin through Elfland, a world of faeries and myth. Each painting is inspired by a specific rune, richly symbolic and potent icons open to infinite interpretations. In the hands of the exceptional folklorist and poet Ari Berk, the secret meanings of these runes are revealed and their power is made manifest. In the pages of this book a single symbol provides the visual key to a host of mythic stories, lands, and adventures. By using the runes and Froud's paintings as tools to explore both the "seen" and the "unseen" world, readers of The Runes of Elfland will be inspired to reimagine their own lives and tell their own tales. Both storybook and oracle, Runes of Elfland provides a wellspring of personal insight for the Froud fan and the Faery aficionado.

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Brian Froud is an award-winning illustrator, author, and Faery authority. His books include international best-sellers such as Faeries, with Alan Lee; Lady Cottington's Pressed Faery Book, with Monty Python's Terry Jones; 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 resides in Devon, England, with his wife and son. Ari Berk is an artist, poet, and teacher of mythology, folklore, American Indian studies, and medieval literature. He has published works on rune lore, faerie stories, the Wild Hunt, landscape and myth, and many other topics. Dr. Berk is a professor of literature at Central Michigan University.

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fairy man, July 21, 2009 (view all comments by fairy man)
well, as a mythology lover, fairy tales lover,lover of brian froud ilustrations, and aspiring children books writer, I have to definattelly congratulate Mr. Brian, for such beautiful work, on this book, he has created a new fairy wolrd, based on folk stories of the old days....thank you Mr. brian
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780810946125
Author:
Froud, Brian
Publisher:
ABRAMS
Author:
Berk, Ari
Location:
New York
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Folklore
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Fairies
Subject:
Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Runes
Subject:
Elves
Subject:
Techniques - Painting - Specific Subjects
Subject:
Art-Painting General
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Copyright:
Series Volume:
61
Publication Date:
20031031
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
8 x 10 in.

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