Ian Hamilton Finlay: Selected Landscapes – PDF

Ian Hamilton Finlay: Selected Landscapes – PDF


NAJ 61/62 (2007). A5 book, 176 pp., 106 illustrations

In this Finlay memorial edition, these selected landscapes emphasise the public commissions, and the way that Little Sparta served as a nursery-of-ideas which became transplanted into gardens, parks and cityscapes across Britain, mainland Europe and the U.S.A. Over 70 permanent landscape installations are recorded and important sites in the UK are highlighted

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Illustrations (including many from Finlay’s landscape proposals):

Ian AppletonKeith BaileyJanet BoultonChris Broughton (plus Cover, left), Laurie ClarkRon CostleyHoward EaglestoneGary HincksPeter LyleJack SloanNicholas SloanMark StewartAndrew TownsendCaroline WebbAndrew Whittle


Patrick Eyres. Introduction.
Sue Finlay. The Planting of a Hillside Garden (Little Sparta).
Alec Finlay. Poems of Sledges, Swimming and Gliders (Little Sparta).
Jessie Sheeler. Little Sparta.
Patrick EyresDenis BarnsStephen Bann. The Wave Poem, Livingston (1976): Public Sculpture in a Scottish New Town (the texts by Barns and Bann were written in 1976 and are published herein for the first time).
Patrick Eyres. Garden, Park and Cityscape: A Checklist of the Permanent Landscape Installations.
Patrick Eyres. Collaborations, Proposals and Three English Gardens (Weston, Yorkshire, 1978; Stockwood Park, Luton, 1991; St George’s Bristol, 2002).
Yves Abrioux. On a Darkling Plain: Ian Hamilton Finlay’s Monumental Forays into Europe.
John Dixon Hunt. Vnda Pacifica: San Diego, U.S.A.
Harry Gilonis. Stockwood Park, Luton: Notes on Ian Hamilton Finlay and Landscape Improvement.
Stephen Bann. Old Sites, New Gardens: A Prolegomenon to St George’s Bristol.