Thursday, January 08, 2009

New Arcadian Press

The Library has recently purchased a selection of past publications from the New Arcadian Press. The Press was launched in 1981 by Patrick Eyres, Ian Gardner and Grahame Jones and its publications "investigate the design of such Arcadian and Utopian environments as landscape gardens and model communities, and explore landscapes alleged to be "wild"."
The purchase includes a number of issues of the New Arcadian Journal, along with some cards, small books, and broadsheets. All the purchased publications hold some connection to the work of Ian Hamilton Finlay.