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Finlay, Ian Hamilton

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Works: 2,228 works in 3,523 publications in 4 languages and 14,612 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Periodicals  Drama  Serial publications  Records and correspondence  Interviews  Documentary films  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Concrete poetry 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Performer, Editor, Artist, Honoree, Engraver, Creator, Contributor, Conceptor, Other, Recipient, Dedicatee, Narrator
Classifications: PR6056.I5, 821.914
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Poems to hear and see by Ian Hamilton Finlay( Book )

5 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetry in which words are used freely to form a variety of associations, sounds, and images. Sometimes the poem's arrangement itself makes a picture
Honey by the water by Ian Hamilton Finlay( Book )

6 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New English dramatists( )

in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ian Hamilton Finlay by Ian Hamilton Finlay( Visual )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film offers a sparse narration to complement a lushy visual showcase of the beauties, provocations and puzzles of little sparta. From previously barren moorland in the Pentland Hills near Edinburgh, Ian Hamilton Finlay has created a unique garden as encompassing work of art. Little Sparta is a magical combination of culture and horticulture, poetry and planting, philosophy and myth. In the garden there are inscriptions and sculptures reflecting the artist's preoccupations: the enlightment and the french revolution, pre-Socratic philosophy, garden history, World War Two, the sea and fishing fleets, time and mortality
Ian Hamilton Finlay : a visual primer by Yves Abrioux( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Poet, gardener, and moralist, Ian Hamilton Finlay is also an artist of international stature whose remarkable originality blurs the traditional 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, this book brings together the widest range of his 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."--BOOK JACKET
The dancers inherit the party by Ian Hamilton Finlay( Book )

4 editions published between 1960 and 1969 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glasgow beasts, an a burd haw, an inseks, an, aw, a fush by Ian Hamilton Finlay( Book )

21 editions published between 1961 and 1965 in 3 languages and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dancers inherit the party ; &, Glasgow beasts, an a burd by Ian Hamilton Finlay( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sailor's calendar; a miscellany by Ian Hamilton Finlay( Book )

5 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British poets( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Alfred, Lord Tennyson to Ted Hughes, this remarkable three-CD set offers an audio tour of some of the greatest British poets from the last century
Selected ponds by Ian Hamilton Finlay( Book )

5 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dancers inherit the party : selected poems by Ian Hamilton Finlay( Book )

7 editions published between 1960 and 1962 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dancers inherit the party : early stories, plays and poems by Ian Hamilton Finlay( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ian Hamilton Finlay's early literary work has been overshadowed by his later achievements in the visual arts, particularly the garden at Little Sparta. This anthology is therefore a welcome volume, to which Ken Cockburn provides an introduction. The mordant wit of a story like "The Money" about an artist's financial situation, still has contemporary relevance; and the poems - particularly the Orkney lyrics and the "Glasgow Beasts"--Shimmer with elegy, bright humour and intelligence
Canal game by Ian Hamilton Finlay( Book )

5 editions published between 1925 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

not/a concrete pot : Briefwechsel 1964-1985 by Ernst Jandl( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in German and English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

3/3's by Ian Hamilton Finlay( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ian Hamilton Finlay : works in Europe 1972-1995 : [at the occasion of the Exhibition Ian Hamilton Finlay, Works - Pure and Political, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg 7.9. - 26.11.1995] by Ian Hamilton Finlay( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in 3 languages and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

4 sails by Ian Hamilton Finlay( Book )

9 editions published between 1966 and 1999 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little Sparta by Robin Gillanders( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The boy's alphabet book by Ian Hamilton Finlay( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Ian Hamilton Finlay : a visual primer
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Finlay, Ian.

Finlay, Ian H.

Finlay, Ian H. 1925-2006

Hamilton Finlay, Ian

Hamilton Finlay, Ian 1925-2006

Ian Hamilton Finlay

Ian Hamilton Finlay Brits schrijver

Ian Hamilton Finlay poeta, scrittore e artista scozzese

Ian Hamilton Finlay schottischer Künstler und Schriftsteller

Финлей, Ян Гамильтон

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The dancers inherit the party ; &, Glasgow beasts, an a burdBritish poetsIan Hamilton Finlay : works in Europe 1972-1995 : [at the occasion of the Exhibition Ian Hamilton Finlay, Works - Pure and Political, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg 7.9. - 26.11.1995]Little SpartaNature over again : the garden art of Ian Hamilton FinlayLittle Sparta : the garden of Ian Hamilton FinlayWorks in Europe, 1972-1995 = Werke in Europa