Nature Over Again: The Garden Art of Ian Hamilton Finlay
by John Dixon-Hunt (9781861893932)

Nature Over Again: The Garden Art of Ian Hamilton Finlay
 
John Dixon-Hunt
Release Date: 19 December 2008
Format: Hardback
Pages: 197
Category: Landscape Art & Architecture
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 9781861893932
ISBN-10: 1861893930



Though Ian Hamilton Finlay's (1925-2006) famous work, Little Sparta, was voted the most important work of Scottish art, his influence--and works--is found worldwide. "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."
An accomplished Scottish poet, writer, artist, and gardener, Finlay infused his garden designs with his distinct aesthetic philosophy and poetic sensibility. John Dixon Hunt situates his analysis of Finlay's gardens in the context of that broader philosophy and poetic work, drawing on Finlay's writings about the art and practice of garden design. From the Max Planck Institute in Stuttgart to the University of California at San Diego campus, the book documents how Finlay built an oeuvre of international renown--ultimately arguing that Finlay's innovations are best understood in the context of the long tradition of European gardens. Copiously illustrated, "Nature Over Again" brings the work of this distinguished modernist to vivid life.

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