Welcome to the New Arcadian Press

Through the New Arcadian Journal, the New Arcadian Press publishes studies in the cultural politics of the eighteenth-century landscape garden. The New Arcadian Journal is the fine press book that combines original scholarship with artist-illustration. For published appreciations, see Reviews  (menu bar above), and also: The TimesGarden HistoryBASA, and Jottings from the Journal.

Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown

~ Noble Prospects: Capability Brown and the Yorkshire Landscape, 72 pp., 38 colour illustrations. This book by Karen Lynch for the Yorkshire Gardens Trust is illustrated with reproductions of numerous Georgian artworks as well as photographs by Simon Warner. £10, including postage and packing. NB: the website automatically subdivides this into £5 for the book and £5 for p&p.

NAJ 75/76Yorkshire Capabilities, 196 pp., 104 illustrations, 4 authors, 12 artists, 8 historical artists. This A5 book explores the Yorkshire landscapes designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown and is a contribution to the Capability Brown Festival 2016 that commemorates his 300th birthday. It also features the extensive tribute to ‘Capability’ by Ian Hamilton Finlay in the garden at Little Sparta.

NAJ 65/66, The Grenville Landscape of Wotton House, 140 pp., 90 illustrations, 10 authors, 4 artists, 3 map-makers. This A5 book discusses Wotton’s landscape garden, which was elevated to Grade I by Historic England in 2016. Conceived by William Pitt the Elder with George Grenville, both prime ministers, it was realised as a triumph of water engineering by ‘Capability’ Brown, assisted by Benjamin Read.

Explore the ‘Portfolio & Shop’ (menu bar above)

~ See details of all the back issues, and acquire NAJs onlineUK price £25 includes post and packing; Overseas price £30 also includes post and packing. For NAJs 1 – 28UK price £15 ditto; Overseas price £20 ditto. For purchases by post, email, phone, see ‘Contact Us’ (menu bar above).

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~ See also all the 70 Broadsheets (1981-2011) in ‘Portfolio & Shop’ (menu bar above) as well as the books, cards, posters and ephemera.

Still available

Diplomats, Goldsmiths and Baroque Court Culture: Lord Raby in Berlin, The Hague and Wentworth Castle (2014). This 20 x 26 cm book comprises 10 chapters by 9 authors with 196 pages and 156 illustrations (largely photographs). UK price £25 includes post and packing; Overseas price £35 ditto. See ‘Portfolio & Shop / Books’

~ The Ian Hamilton Finlay Collection: From 1981 the New Arcadian Press published many works by or relating to Ian Hamilton Finlay, especially during The Little Spartan War. Some are still available: 6 NAJs, 11 Broadsheets, 1 small book and 4 cards. £255, see ‘Portfolio & Shop / Books’