The World of the Dark Crystal: Featuring New Art and Introduction by the Artist (Includes Facsimile Booklet of Original Concept Drawings)

By: Froud, Brian; Llewellyn, J.J.; Brown, Rupert

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First edition. Half-inch tear along top edge of front jacket panel, one-inch tear along top edge of rear jacket panel, one inch tear to rear jacket panel, Velcro circle on front jacket panel. 2003 Large Hardcover. 132 pp. Includes facsimile booklet of original concept drawings. Drawings depict the inhabitants and ancient culture of an unusual fantasy world. The Dark Crystal is a 1982 high fantasy adventure film directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz and stars the voices of Stephen Garlick, Lisa Maxwell, Billie Whitelaw, Percy Edwards, and Barry Dennen. The plot revolves around Jen, an elf-like 'Gelfling' on a quest to restore balance to his alien world by returning a lost shard to a powerful but broken gem. Although marketed as a family film, it was notably darker than the creators' previous material, and incorporated several nods to the new age movement. The animatronics used in the film were considered groundbreaking. The primary concept artist was the fantasy illustrator Brian Froud, famous for his distinctive fairy and dwarf designs. Froud also collaborated with Henson and Oz for their next project, the 1986 film Labyrinth. The Dark Crystal was produced by Gary Kurtz, while the screenplay was written by David Odell, who had previously worked with Henson as a staff writer on The Muppet Show. The film's score was composed by Trevor Jones. The film was produced by ITC Entertainment, the British production company responsible for producing The Muppet Show. The film earned mixed to positive reviews from multiple critics, particularly commenting on its special effects.

Title: The World of the Dark Crystal: Featuring New Art and Introduction by the Artist (Includes Facsimile Booklet of Original Concept Drawings)

Author: Froud, Brian; Llewellyn, J.J.; Brown, Rupert

Illustrator: Froud, Brian

Categories: Art, Fantasy, Modern First Editions,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: The Jim Henson Company/Harry N. Abrams: 2003

ISBN Number: 0810945797

ISBN Number 13: 9780810945791

Binding: Large Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Good

Seller ID: 2277983

Keywords: BRIAN FROUD DARK CRYSTAL FANTASY ART DRAWING,