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Finlay, Ian Hamilton (1925–2006) By Rodger, Calum

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1498-1
Published: 02/05/2017
Retrieved: 23 May 2024, from


Scottish poet, artist, and self-described “avant-gardener” Ian Hamilton Finlay is best known for his Concrete Poetry of the 1960s and a number of ambitious outdoor works that fuse language, sculpture, tradition, and landscape with a playful wit and neoclassical rigor. The most famous of these is his poetry garden, Little Sparta, at Stonypath in the Pentland Hills of southern Scotland, where he lived and worked from 1966 until his death.

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