Collection con - [Collection of concrete poetry titles by Ian Hamilton Finlay].

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[Collection of concrete poetry titles by Ian Hamilton Finlay].


  • 1938-1983 (Creation)

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Represents Finlay's particular small press vision, which touches on, and was involved with British and International Concrete Poetry Movements, but also revolves around aspects of Fine Press Publishing. Overall, the collection highlights and reveals some of Finlay's obsessions including Military History, Nautical History and Terminology, Literary History, Etymology, Games, and the manipulation of landscape, especially his property in Dunsyre which is often represented in a publication by photographs of site specific installations. Many of the items in this collection were produced as Christmas gifts for friends and colleagues.

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No restrictions on access. Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form:

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