Nature Over Again: The Garden Art of Ian Hamilton Finlay

Nature Over Again: The Garden Art of Ian Hamilton Finlay

John Dixon-Hunt


Though Ian Hamilton Finlay’s (1925–2006) well-known paintings, Little Sparta, used to be voted an important paintings of Scottish paintings, his influence—and works—is chanced on around the world. Nature once more reveals the tale at the back of Finlay’s well known horticultural works, featuring the 1st research that examines all of his backyard designs and “interventions.”
An complete Scottish poet, author, artist, and gardener, Finlay infused his backyard designs along with his exact aesthetic philosophy and poetic sensibility. John Dixon Hunt situates his research of Finlay’s gardens within the context of that broader philosophy and poetic paintings, drawing on Finlay’s writings in regards to the artwork and perform of backyard layout. From the Max Planck Institute in Stuttgart to the collage of California at San Diego campus, the booklet files how Finlay equipped an oeuvre of overseas renown—ultimately arguing that Finlay’s thoughts are most sensible understood within the context of the lengthy culture of eu gardens.
 
Copiously illustrated, Nature Over Again brings the paintings of this unusual modernist to bright life.
 

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