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.

Noble Prospects (Yorkshire Gardens Trust, 2016)

~ Noble Prospects: Capability Brown and the Yorkshire Landscape, 72 pp., 38 colour illustrations. This book by Karen Lynch 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.

Yorkshire Capabilities ~ Published on 22 April 2016

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.

Another Capability Brown edition ~ Wotton House, Bucks

NAJ 65/66, The Grenville Landscape of Wotton House, 140 pp., 90 illustrations, 10 authors, 4 artists, 3 map-makers. Elevated to Grade I by Historic England in 2016, Wotton’s landscape garden is thoroughly explored by the nine papers in this A5 book. Each paper discusses an aspect of the landscape conceived by William Pitt the Elder with George Grenville, both prime ministers, and realised as a triumph of water engineering by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, assisted by Benjamin Read.

Explore the ‘Portfolio & Shop’ (menu bar above) for details of all the back issues, and acquire NAJs online.  For purchases by post, email, phone, see ‘Contact Us’ (menu bar above).

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UK 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.

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

Still available, the “surrogate NAJ, enlarged and in colour”

Diplomats, Goldsmiths and Baroque Court Culture: Lord Raby in Berlin, The Hague and Wentworth Castle (2014), comprises the proceedings of the 2012 Wentworth Castle conference: 10 chapters by 9 authors with 196 pages and 156 illustrations (largely photographs). This 20 x 26 cm book is bound within a cover embellished with a specially commissioned wrap-around photograph of the Baroque wing of Wentworth Castle and the Raby Cistern. UK price £25 includes post and packing; Overseas price £35 ditto. See ‘Portfolio & Shop / Books’