Sunday, January 02, 2005

Incline Press: "Art for Life"

ART for LIFE: The story of Peggy Angus
by Carolyn Trant
with a forward by Tanya Harrod

Art for Life will be letterpress printed in monotype Scotch Roman and Italic ('cause we thought Peggy would approve) on a bespoke Magnani paper. The book is large, 15 x 10 inches, and hand bound in the workshop of designer binder Stephen Conway, using bookcloth and a patterned paper made from one of Peggy's designs. As those who knew her will appreciate, Peggy's output is much too large to be contained between the covers of a simple book. The pages are filled with photos, reproductions and prints. The book needs to be specially housed. In consultation with Stephen Conway, a slip case has been devised to hold the book and a specially-designed portfolio. This will contain four facsimile sketchbooks and a CD of Peggy taken from the tapes Carolyn made while working on the book with her. On the CD are a few of her stories of life in the 1940s, opening and closing with a song.

The price for the book has been finalized at £288 or $520 (at the present rate of exchange) plus postage at cost. We are offering a discount to subscribers who are willing to pay a little in advance, and such subscribers' names will be printed in the book in alphabetical order. There will be a ten percent discount off the final price in exchange for the subscription. A pre-publication payment of £100 or $200 will reserve your copy. Email us if you have any queries, or print out our order form and post it to us at 36 Bow Street Oldham OL1 1SJ. Full details will also be found in our printed prospectus.