Incline Press - Trant (Carolyn). Art for Life. The Story of Peggy Angus.

Incline Press - Trant (Carolyn). Art for Life. The Story of Peggy Angus.

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Art for Life. The Story of Peggy Angus. By Carolyn Trant. With a Foreword by Tanya Harrod. Royal 4to, pp.242 +separate portfolio, Incline Press, Oldham, 2004 (2005).

One of 350 copies with a separate portfolio; printed on specially made Magnani paper, including a full-page example of genuine Angus wallpaper, hand printed by Emma Gibson, Peggy's grand-daughter who worked at Camden Studio. Chapter titles linocut on tinted papers. Profusely illustrated with photographs and examples, many tipped-in, including reproductions of paintings, pastels, watercolours & portraits (including Helen Binyon, Ishbel MacDonald and Eric Ravilious). Prints from linocut designs for tiles and wallpapers, many taken from the original cuts, facsimiles of ephemera including invitations to bonfires, letters, sketches, a sample snip of cloth brought back from a trip to Russia in 1932. Bound by hand in cloth to one of her designs, housed in a slipcase, decorative printed spine label. A fine copy.

'Art for Life celebrates the work of the teacher, artist, and industrial designer Peggy Angus (1904-1993). The book takes the title from a prospectus she wrote advertising her Community Art School at the Camden Studio Workshop in the 1970s. That booklet is reproduced in full.'

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