Ian Hamilton Finlay: A Visual Primer
Poet, gardener, and moralist, Ian Hamilton Finlay is also an artist of international stature whose remarkable originality blurs the traditional genre distinctions between painting, sculpture, and architecture. Ian Hamilton Finlay: A Visual Primer will be an indispensable source for readers interested in any aspect of his work. Representing Finlay as both a visual artist and a poet, it brings together the widest range of printed texts, photographs, and environmental work yet assembled to provide a comprehensive overview of his achievements.
Finlay became known in the 1960s as Britain's foremost concrete poet and promoted this movement through his Wild Hawthorn Press, which he continues to operate. Yet he is best known for his garden at Stonypath in Lanarkshire, Scotland, one of the most celebrated of modern gardens. "Little Sparta," as the garden is now called, is an inland island constantly transformed with Neoclassical specimens relating Finlay's poem structures to a variety of landscape expressions. It uses the simple elements of plants, water, and land forms in which poem structures and emblems are points of focus to provide a visual and aesthetic education for the visitor.
In this garden laboratory, Finlay has transformed the poem from something on a printed page to something akin to a work of architecture. The majority of his work (which extends to many media including cards, posters, pamphlets, portfolios, books, and photographs) is carried out in collaboration with craftspeople, artists, photographers, and architects. Like his garden, his works often imply a sharp, uncompromising critique of the contemporary cultural scene.
The French critic Yves Abrioux is a member of the editorial board of the magazine Digraphs and has published numerous articles and exhibition catalogs on Ian Hamilton Finlay's work, as well as on contemporary American fiction and literary theory. Stephen Bann is Professor of Modern Cultural Studies at the University of Kent.
21 pages matching Scottish in this book
Results 1-3 of 21
What people are saying - Write a review
The Garden and the Temple 39 Sundials
8 other sections not shown
Other editions - View all
JSTOR: Ian Hamilton Finlay: A Visual Primer
Ian Hamilton Finlay: A Visual Primer. By Yves Abrioux with introductory notes and commentaries by Stephen Bann, 246 pp + 87 col. pls. + 283 b. & w. ills. ...
non-series titles, ---------------------------, the abu ghraib effect, ad reinhardt, the afterlife of gardens, the age of sinan, albrecht altdorfer and the ...
Jacket 15 - Brian Kim Stefans on Ian Hamilton Finlay
Ian Hamilton Finlay. A Visual Primer, by Yves Abrioux. (Cambridge: MIT Press, 1992). Chapman, No 78-79 Ian Hamilton Finlay, edited by Alec Finlay. ...
jacketmagazine.com/ 15/ finlay-by-stefans.html
Ian Hamilton Finlay - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ian Hamilton Finlay. A Visual Primer, neof 2r.e. edition, Reaktion Books. ISBN 0-948462-40-X. Hendry, Joy; Alec Finlay [1994 Chapman Publishing ISBN ...
en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/ Ian_Hamilton_Finlay
Ian Hamilton Finlay
From: Ian Hamilton Finlay, A Visual Primer by Yves Abrioux, Reaktion Books, 12 Dublin Street, Edinburgh EH1 3PP, Scotland, 1985 ...
orpheus.ucsd.edu/ csj/ stuarttemp/ finlay/ bio.html
Hybrid Genres Syllabus
Abrioux, Yves, Ian Hamilton Finlay: A Visual Primer (1985) F457.A27x 1992. Bernstein, Charles, Close Listening: Poetry and the Performed Word PN1042. ...
astro.temple.edu/ ~josman/ hybridgenres.html
of the garden were also used in the book Ian Hamilton Finlay - A Visual Primer, (by Yves Abrioux; Reaktion Books, 1985). This book also used a number of ...
www.wildcountry.uk.com/ Wild%20Country%20Folder/ WildC-IHF5.html
Perdita Phillips references for objects in the field
Ian Hamilton Finlay: A Visual Primer. London, Reaktion Books. Ades, D. (1990). The transcendental surrealism of Joseph Cornell. Joseph Cornell. ...
www.perditaphillips.com/ old/ writings/ objectsfield/ references.html
BOOKS RECEIVED. ABRIOUX, YVES Ian Hamilton Finlay A Visual. Primer Reaknon Books, Edinburgh 1985. pp 248 £34. ASCHENBRENNER, KARL The Concept ofcoherence ...
bjaesthetics.oxfordjournals.org/ cgi/ reprint/ 26/ 4/ 412.pdf
stevenleiberbasement.com - Search Steven Leiber's collection of ...
9 IAN HAMILTON FINLAY. A visual primer by Yves Abrioux. REAKTION BOOKS, Edinburgh, Scotland. 1985; p. 3 IAN HAMILTON FINLAY & THE WILD HAWTHORN PRESS. ...