The Humphry Repton Bicentenary 2018
On The Spot: The Yorkshire Red Books of Humphry Repton, Landscape Gardener by Patrick Eyres and Karen Lynch: 29.7 x 23.3 cms, 197 pp, 165 illustrations, £25 UK, £35 Airmail.
This is the “new book” on Repton mentioned in the Yorkshire Post and Harrogate Advertiser on 2nd and 24th January respectively.
Review in Country Life, 14 November 2018, by Steven Desmond: “… For once, we can judge these attractive ideas from a reading of the complete text, with the full set of illustrations in the right order – an exceptional treat. This marvellous achievement is the work of Karen Lynch, whose excellent research shines forth from each of her introductory essays, and Patrick Eyres, who performs his usual mind-broadening task of setting these places in their historical and political context. The New Arcadians have been teaching us pleasantly provocative lessons for many years and this superb publication is no exception. Merely to have persuaded the various owners to agree to participate in the exercise is a triumph in itself …”
The six extant Red Books are reproduced in On The Spot, which contains the most up-to-date research on Repton’s commissions – Armley, Bessacre, Harewood, Langold, Mulgrave, Oulton, Owston, Rudding and Wentworth Woodhouse – along with a festival of associated imagery. It is the 3rd ‘Surrogate NAJ, enlarged and in colour’.
The New Arcadian Journal
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 uniquely combines original scholarship with artist-illustration. For published appreciations, see Reviews (menu bar above).
Click on the ‘Portfolio & Shop’ (menu bar above) to see:- details of all the back issues, and acquire NAJs online: £25 UK, £30 Airmail. For NAJs 1 – 28: £15 UK, £20 Airmail. For purchases by post, email, phone, see ‘Contact Us’ (menu bar above).
~ See also all the 70 Broadsheets (1981-2011) in ‘Portfolio & Shop’ (menu bar above) as well as the books, cards, posters and ephemera.
~ 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. Many are still available: 6 NAJs, 11 Broadsheets, 1 small book and 4 cards. They are available individually or as a set, £255 excluding post and packing, see ‘Portfolio & Shop / Books’
~ Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown : see NAJ 65/66, The Grenville Landscape of Wotton House, 140 pp., 90 illustrations, 10 authors, 4 artists, 3 map-makers. This A5 book discusses the landscape garden, which was elevated to Grade I by Historic England in 2016, and is a triumph of water engineering by ‘Capability’ Brown. See also Noble Prospects: Capability Brown and the Yorkshire Landscape, by Karen Lynch, 72 pp., 38 colour illustrations, via ‘Portfolio & Shop / Books’ on the menu bar above. NB: NAJ 75/76, Yorkshire Capabilities is OUT OF PRINT