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The New Arcadian Journal

“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 is a treasury of drawing as artists join writers to explore the landscape garden. In particular, 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.

See Reviews and Bibliography for some of the published appreciations and commentaries.


Still available / Other publications

Lectures/Articles by Dr Patrick Eyres: radio, youtube, websites

In Memoriam

Grahame Jones, 1952-2020, Ian Gardner, 1944-2019, Chris Broughton, 1949-2015. 

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