X : the garden art of Ian Hamilton Finlay (eBook, 2008) [WorldCat.org]
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X : the garden art of Ian Hamilton Finlay

Author: John Dixon Hunt
Publisher: London : Reaktion, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
Summary:
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.

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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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