Ian Hamilton Finlay: Selected Landscapes

Ian Hamilton Finlay: Selected Landscapes


NAJ 61/62 (2007). 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 highlighted.



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A5 book, 176 pp., 106 illustrations.

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
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.