About the Book
At nearly 400 pages and featuring over 170 original illustrations, Strange Lands is an essential accompaniment for both the novice and seasoned walkers between worlds.
The following text from the foreword by Dr Karl Shuker ~
"Right from a child, I have always been fascinated by mythology and folklore, especially the rich corpus originating in the British Isles, and I have read very extensively on the subject. However, I can say in all honesty that Strange Lands is one of the most comprehensive single volumes on British mythological entities that I have ever encountered. Even Dr Katharine M. Briggs’s essential tome, A Dictionary of Fairies, universally acclaimed as the standard work on such beings, now has a rival in terms of the sheer diversity of examples documented.
And where Strange Lands effortlessly outpoints even that classic work is of course in its illustrations, which are truly breathtaking in their beauty, intricacy, and vibrancy" from the foreword by Dr Karl Shuker
Features & Details
- Primary Category Fine Art
6×9 in, 15×23 cm
- Publish Date Feb 01, 2011
- Language English
- Keywords mythic art, Fairy Art, Andy Paciorek, Strange Lands, saints, pagan, paranormal, Otherworld, Faerie, field-guide, supernatural, ghosts, goblins, myth, dragons, Monsters, Mythology, Fairy, Celt, Celtic, Folklore, Art
Andy Paciorek is a graphic artist, drawn mainly to the worlds of myth, folklore, symbolism, decadence, curiosa, anomaly, dark romanticism and otherworldly experience. He is fascinated both by the beautiful and the grotesque and the twilight threshold consciousness where these boundaries blur. The mist-gates, edges and liminal zones where nature borders supernature and daydreams and nightmares cross paths are of great inspiration.