Elysium Arcanum

Elysium Arcanum


NAJ 2 (1981). A5 book, 16 pp., 1 illustration

Claude Chimérique’s ‘account’ of Studley Royal, c. 1780, presents the landscape garden as a metaphor of imperial conquest during the Seven Years War

Illustration by Ian Gardner (Cover). The text, by Claude Chimérique, a.k.a. Patrick Eyres (including 2 maps), is an affectionate and tongue-in-cheek pastiche of 18th-century garden tours, collaged from the accounts of Studley by Arthur Young and William Gilpin, to float a speculative iconography!

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