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Title :

Sculpture and the garden; Aldershot; Burlington, VT; Ashgate

Naturalizing neoclassicism : Little Sparta and the public gardens of Ian Hamilton Finlay

Author :
EYRES, Patrick ;
Publication year :
2006
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
The unrealized Monteviot proposal (1979) is Ian Hamilton Finlay's most extensive theoretical statement, particularly in relation to public and regenerative landscapes, and codified the way his fusion of sculpture and landscape design was informed by the historical, cultural, natural, and utilitarian associations of a place. The proposal was represented as a bookwork with Repton-esque design and Rousseau-esque lyricism. Tree-plaques, inscriptions, and tree-seats were deployed as elements in a work designed to activate the site-specific experience. Its influence is visible in all of Finlay's public garden works. His approach coincided with the emergence of an environmentally-friendly public consciousness as well as the phenomenon of postmodern neoclassicism. European commissions, as well as media attention directed towards his garden at Little Sparta, helped in the 'naturalizing' of his neoclassicism, and encouraged public patronage in Britain. ;
Pagination/Size :
10 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Art public ; Critique d'art ; Dunsyre (GBR), Little Sparta ; Finlay, Ian Hamilton, 1925-2006 ; Grande-Bretagne ; In situ (oeuvre d'art) ; Inscription ; Jardin ; Mécénat ; Néoclassicisme ; Poésie ; Sculpture ; Sculpture de plein air ; Théorie de l'architecture ; 1900-2000 ;
Descriptors :
Architectural theory ; Art criticism ; Dunsyre (GBR), Little Sparta ; Finlay, Ian Hamilton, 1925-2006 ; Gardens ; Great Britain ; Inscriptions ; Neo-classicism ; Open-air sculpture ; Patronage ; Poetry ; Public art ; Sculpture ; Site-specific works ; 1900-2000 ;
Document type :
Article ;
INIST identifier :
24806603 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 07546303079780754630302 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ; UNITED STATES ;