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Yorkshire Capabilities ~ Published on 22 April 2016

All reserved copies have been mailed.

NAJ 75/76 (2016), Yorkshire 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.

The New Arcadian Press generates a continuous programme of research into cultural landscape and, through The New Arcadian Journal, creates the fine press publication that combines original text with artist-illustration. For published appreciations, see Reviews, and also: The TimesGarden HistoryBASA, and Jottings from the Journal.

The Times Literary Supplement: “Patrick Eyres has stamped his personality on the feisty, visu­ally distinctive and intellectually robust New Arcadian Journal, which takes as its primary battleground the cultural politics of eighteenth-century historical landscapes, and especially their man-made iconography. Adding a modern resonance are disquisitions on garden works by contemporary artists, notably the late Scottish garden-maker, artist and concrete poet, Ian Hamilton Finlay”.

www.GardenHistoryMatters.com: “The Journal is a wonderful publication – erudite, original and fascinating, and is a ‘must have’ for anyone interested in garden history and the relationships between gardens and the wider zeitgeist”.

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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.

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Still available, the 2nd “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.

The Art Newspaper: “The book is particularly strong on the role of goldsmiths work in European diplomacy … [and] is delightfully wide-ranging, offering new scholarship on aspects of cultural politics and dining”.

The Georgian: “The editors have found a good balance between the role of the goldsmith in court culture, the social/political role of diplomats and the creation of Wentworth Castle … The ten essays in this book focus on Berlin and The Hague and on the development and furnishing of Raby’s properties in London and Yorkshire … It would be hard to put together a more knowledgeable authorial team”.