TrollsBook - 2012
Not since Brian Froud’s conceptual design work with Jim Henson on the classic films The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth has he created a faerie world with such imagination, dimension, depth, and detail. Trolls features new and classic work by both Brian and his wife, Wendy, woven together along with artifacts and symbols of the natural world to create a fascinating revelation about the world of trolls. The book explores trolls and troll culture, revealing their philosophies, their home life, and their world attitudes through their tales, mythology, and archaeology. Trolls affirms that trolls are real, that they have lived and are living now. The texture of the world and the deeply immersive, cinematic images will appeal to the legions of fantasy—and Froud—fans.
Baker & Taylor
A visual exploration of troll culture examines the mythology and tales surrounding the faerie creatures and offers anecdotes on topics ranging from the beauty of troll women to troll domesticity.
Brian Froud, coartist of the international bestseller Faeries and Wendy Froud, a talented sculptor and puppet builder, are widely known for their artistic projects involving magical creatures. Here they offer a delightful entré into the world of trolls presented in an oversize (12x13") format on glossy stock. Tales of enchantment interspersed with tidbits of troll culture and worldview, are brought to life through Brian Froud's full-page sketches and detailed drawings. The high quality photographs of Wendy Froud's marvelous three dimensional creatures and those of their tools, talismans, and other personal belongings will charm troll fanciers of all ages. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)