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Little Sparta - Ian Hamilton Finlay


FINLAY, Ian Hamilton. 
Little Sparta. The Garden. 
Leporello artist book [166 x 140 mm]. 62pp b&w photographic plates in stiff blue card wrappers with title plate. An edition of 600 copies. English & German text. Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1998.

Intimate leporello artist book documenting details of Little Sparta, the garden of poet Ian Hamilton Finlay, with photographs by Werner J Hannappel.

The publication was conceived by Pia Maria Simig and Ian Hamilton Finlay for the exhibition Modern Antiquities at the Landesmuseum Mainz, 1998. Each photograph is accompanied by titles locating Finlay's works within the garden and an illustrated plan of Little Sparta is also included at the back of the publication. 

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