We are announcing yet another intermission to the online activity across our multiple sites!
We are resuming our fundraising effort for Arcane Publishing, very much needed to develop the business and secure the printing costs of Miss Gish's third novel The Right Place, due to be published in late 2023.
This final intermission is scheduled to end in early April 2022, but do keep an eye on the Arcane Publishing Instagram as we will be posting some items from time to time on there until I am in the position to resume work properly on The Right Place and all Arcane business!
If the past two years have made you crave travel to far away lands or you've just been watching Around the World in 80 days, this is the book for you!
Packed with gorgeous visuals from drawings, illustrations, photographs, travel posters, postcards and luggage labels, this book covers over 100 years of sophisticated travel: ocean liners, luxury trains, zeppelin, yachts and more!
This book is in excellent condition.
Hardback with dust jacket
First UK edition, 1991
25cm X 32cm
£12 + £3.55 P&P sent second class Royal Mail within the UK
Black has always been described as the chicest and most dramatic colour! It has inspired fashion designers who keep going back to it again and again!
This book presents the best examples of Black Dresses in fashion throughout the ages from a Redfern half-mourning Afternoon Dress (1910-1912) to the "Bernadette" Day Dress by Calvin Klein (1996). All the best designers are featured: Vivienne Westwood, Mary Quant, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Armani, Moschino, Yamamoto, Givenchy, Alaia, Zandra Rhodes and many more.
The condition is good, but with some light scratching and fraying on the dust jacket.
Hardback with dust jacket
Published by V&A publications, 1999
26cm X 34.5cm
£12 + £3.55 P&P, sent second Class Royal Mail within the UK
Sold by Arcane Publishing
The iconic fashion house Yves St Laurent will be celebrating its 60th anniversary this year with no less than six exhibitions held around Paris in 2022. Read The Guardian's article about the 2022 St Laurent exhibitions in Paris HERE.
For sale, this very rare item from my personal collection!
Yves St Laurent par Yves St Laurent, published in 1986 by Herscher/Musée des arts de la mode
This volume was published on the occasion of the exhibition "Yves St Laurent: 28 années de création" held from 30th May to 26th October 1986 at the Musée des arts de la mode in Paris.
Illustrated throughout with photographic images of St Laurent's creations, as well as reproductions of his design sketches from the 50s to the 80s.
Preface by Bernard Henry-Lévy.
Commentaries by Hélène de Turckheim.
Text in French language.
Grey cloth over boards with YSL logo stamped in black on upper board, black lettering on spine: two very faint stains on the cloth cover.
Photo-illustrated dust jacket; please note that the dust jacket is not in great condition due to my numerous moves over the years; some sections of the dust jacket are missing and there is some serious fraying.
Price included P&P
Sold by Arcane Pubishing
We're back, albeit for a brief period only...
Before we come back for good later in 2022!
The past four months have been very challenging, but we have managed to make it to the end of our fundraising effort... BUT we're going to extend this effort to Easter, with a few weeks' break in between starting now.
So expect some activity on here and on our various websites over the next few weeks as we catch up with things! Then we'll have to go offline again for three months until we come back for good in early April 2022; after that, we'll be working flat out on our projects!
The online bookshop and publication of our third novel are still happening in 2022 and 2023 respectively, but it's just all going at a slower pace...
Watch this space for more pre-loved books news and progress reports about The Right Place!
The Book of Thoth is the perfect Halloween's book! It has ghosts, curses, alchemists, haunted manor houses, Egyptian gods and princesses, flappers and more! Contact us on our social media if you'd like a copy!
We are still working hard to raise the funds for Arcane Publishing's future projects, and we will still be mostly offline until December 18th.
After that, Miss Gish will be free to go back to her third novel (The Right Place) and we will start planning the Arcane Publishing online bookshop.
See you in a few weeks' time!
Arcane Publishing will be winding down its activity now as we prepare for four months of hibernation as we raise funds for all our 2022/2023 projects, including the launch of our online bookshop and the publication of our third novel The Right Place.
We hope to be able to post a picture or two once a week (or more realistically fortnightly) if we manage to find time to get out in nature...
We hope to be back fully from 20th December 2021.
Matt ArtPix will be very active though throughout the autumn and has some exciting events in the calendar, so keep an eye on his Facebook page!
We were back in Langport on Saturday for the Langport Vintage Market, still in The Undercroft, next to the gorgrous shop Kim Woods Vintage!
We really put on a show with a great stock of books, vintage items. This time, Matt ArtPix was also showing his collage art, which he makes using his own photos and vintage images taken from his personal collection of vintage magazines and books... A brilliant addition to the stall! Matt has been making these artworks for many years now, and these artworks are part of the latest series all made in Dorset!
This was the last market of 2021 for Arcane Publishing, as we prepare to spend four months raising funds for the development of the Arcane online bookshop and the printing costs of The Right Place, which we hope to publish in September 2023. Matt ArtPix will keep trading at markets if the weather and the Covid crisis allow...
We will keep posting on here and on our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts hopefully once a week to keep things going until we are fully back in business!
This Saturday, we will be back with MattArtPix at the Langport Vintage Market.
This will probably be the last market of the year for Arcane, but Matt will carry on throughout the Autumn and Winter (weather and Covid permitting...)
We will have a completely different stock this time: a few big coffee table books about Liberty design, William Morris, Lalique, Barbara Hepworth and more...
We will also have a box full of treasures: French antique books, Film magazines and Edwardian-era illustrated stories, vintage adventure magazines, a few lovely children's books and loads of small vintage booklets about travelling, holidays, gardening, cooking... See below for a few pictures!
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