“The feisty, visually distinctive and intellectually robust New Arcadian Journal … is refreshingly original” (TLS) as the unique fine press book that combines art and scholarship. The NAJ:-
- Investigates the cultural politics of historical landscapes through engaging with the vestigial presences of architecture, gardens, monuments, sculpture and inscriptions.
- Explores the resonance of garden works by contemporary artists such as Derek Jarman and James Pierce, and especially Ian Hamilton Finlay at Little Sparta and elsewhere.
- Revels in the poetics of place and the breezy terrain of the upland walker.
This website is the most economic place to collect New Arcadian Journals and other publications from the New Arcadian Press. NB. NAJs are discounted at book fairs.
- Back Issues ~ each NAJ: £25 UK inc mailing, £30 Airmail; NAJ 1 – 28: £15 UK inc mailing, £20 Airmail. To order by email or phone, see Contact Us.
- PDFs available. See which out-of-print titles are available (half price and no mailing charge).
- Current edition: NAJ 77/78, Atlantic Flowers – realised through the generous permission granted by the Ian Hamilton Finlay Estate to reproduce copyright material.
- For an original perspective, see Karyn Hinkle’s article ‘On Publishing Scholarly Journals as Artists’ Books: Yorkshire’s New Arcadian Journal‘ (2020).
Still available / Other publications
- Wentworth Castle and Wentworth Woodhouse. Two books available as PDFs: see Wentworth Castle and Georgian Political Gardening and Lord Raby at Berlin, The Hague and Wentworth Castle. Three NAJs remain in print: NAJ 69/70, The Blackamoor, NAJ 71/72, Rockingham Whig Landscapes and NAJ 73/74, Georgian Wentworth Woodhouse.
- The Ian Hamilton Finlay Collection: Since 1981 the New Arcadian Press has published many works by or relating to Ian Hamilton Finlay. Many are still available ~ 6 NAJs, 11 Broadsheets, 1 small book and 5 cards ~ as a set (£305, excluding postage), or individually.
- See the 70 Broadsheets (1981-2011) as well as the Books, Cards, Posters and Ephemera.
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