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X : the garden art of Ian Hamilton Finlay

X : the garden art of Ian Hamilton Finlay

Author: John Dixon Hunt
Publisher: London : Reaktion, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
Nature Over Again reveals the story behind Finlay's renowned horticultural works, presenting the first study that examines all of his garden designs and "interventions."
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Named Person: Ian Hamilton Finlay; Ian Hamilton Finlay
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Dixon Hunt
OCLC Number: 646813777
Description: 1 online resource (197 pages) : color illustrations
Contents: Nature Over Again Cover; Imprint page; Contents; Preamble; 1 Words of a dead poet . . .; 2 Garden matters: 'a tangible image . . . '; 3 From page to garden; 4 Detached sentences; 5 Fragments, excerpts & incompletions; 6 Inscriptions; 7 'Spaces full of doubt'; 8 ' . . . the hideous process of secularization'; 9 Mare nostrum; 10 Et in Arcadia Ego; 11 [Neo-]classical landscapes; 12 Revolutions; 13 Errata, or recovered in translation; 14 'Mower is Less'; 15 A solid place; 16 Gardens matter; Appendix; References; Acknowledgements; Photo Acknowledgements
Responsibility: John Dixon Hunt.


An account of all the garden designs and 'interventions' of Scottish poet, writer, artist and gardener Ian Hamilton Finlay. It draws on Finlay's reflections on the art and practice of garden-making  Read more...


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Dixon Hunt is a sensitive guide, alighting on often complex and intertwined themes while lending Finlay's garden art a seriousness that seems to elude some art historians. Keeping the reader attuned Read more...

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