ARTIST MONOGRAPHS

PUBLISHER
WAX366

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 5.25 x 7.75 in. / 64 pgs.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Out of print

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: SPRING 2010 p. 73   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9780953973576 TRADE
List Price: $17.95 CDN $20.00

AVAILABILITY
Not available

BROWSE THE 2019 FALL CATALOG

Preview our Fall 2019 catalog, featuring more than 500 new books on art, photography, design, architecture, film, music and visual culture.

  

WAX366

Ian Hamilton Finlay: A Model of Order

Selected Letters on Poetry and Making

Edited by Thomas A. Clark.

It doesn't greatly matter to me whether I'm using plants or trees or stones or words or events, the artist, poet and gardener Ian Hamilton Finlay (1925–2006) once told an interviewer; "the impulse is always to make a coherent order out of things." Through a carefully edited selection from a voluminous correspondence, A Model of Order tracks the unique arc of Finlay's development, from poet writing in Scots dialect, to Concrete poet, toymaker and deviser of poems and inscriptions in glass, wood and stone, installed in parks and gardens. The title derives from Finlay's famous definition of Concrete poetry as "a model of order, even if set in a space which is full of doubt," a definition conceived in correspondence with poet Pierre Garnier. Poet and editor Thomas A. Clark's selection of Finlay's letters—to Louis Zukofsky, Robert Creeley and Ernst Jandl among others—explicates a rigorous and moral vision of the act of making.
Ian Hamilton Finlay: A Model of Order

STATUS: Out of print | 00/00/00

For assistance locating a copy, please see our list of recommended out of print specialists

FROM THE BOOK
"I should say--however hard I would find it to justify this in theory--that 'concrete' by its very limitations offers a tangible image of goodness and sanity; it is very far from the now-fashionable poetry of anguish and self... It is a model, of order, even if set in a space which is full of doubt. (Whereas non-concrete might be said to be set in society, rather than space, and its 'satire,' its 'revolt,' are only disguised symptoms of social dishonesty. This, I realise goes too far; I do not mean to say that society is 'bad.')... I would like, if I could, to bring into this, somewhere the unfashionable notion of 'Beauty,' which I find compelling and immediate, however theoretically inadequate. I mean this in the simplest way--that if I was asked, 'Why do you like concrete poetry?' I could truthfully answer 'Because it is beautiful.'" Excerpted from a letter to Pierre Garnier, 1963, published in A Model of Order: Selected Letters on Poetry and Making. To read a longer excerpt, please continue to our blog.

ART BOOKS & MUSEUM EXHIBITION CATALOGS: FORTHCOMING AND RECENT RELEASES

Basquiat's "Defacement"

BASQUIAT'S "DEFACEMENT"

GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM

ISBN: 9780892075485
USD $29.95
| CAN $39.95 UK £ 27

Pub Date: 7/23/2019
Active | In stock


member: Pope.L, 1978–2001

MEMBER: POPE.L, 1978–2001

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

ISBN: 9781633450868
USD $40.00
| CAN $55

Pub Date: 11/19/2019
Active | In stock


Jean-Michel Basquiat: Xerox

JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT: XEROX

Edited with text by Dieter Buchhart. Text by Christopher Stackhouse, Eric Robertson.

HATJE CANTZ/NAHMAD CONTEMPORARY

ISBN: 9783775745857
USD $60.00
| CAN $85

Pub Date: 10/8/2019
Active | In stock


Abstract Expressionism

ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM

Text by David Anfam, Susan Davidson, Jeremy Lewison, Carter Ratcliff.

ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS

ISBN: 9781912520398
USD $39.95
| CAN $55

Pub Date: 7/23/2019
Active | In stock


Lucian Freud: The Self-portraits

LUCIAN FREUD: THE SELF-PORTRAITS

Text by David Dawson, Joseph Koerner, Jasper Sharp, Sebastian Smee.

ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS

ISBN: 9781912520060
USD $45.00
| CAN $62

Pub Date: 12/3/2019
Active | In stock


Hokusai’s Landscapes

HOKUSAI’S LANDSCAPES

Text by Sarah E. Thompson.

MFA PUBLICATIONS, MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON

ISBN: 9780878468669
USD $45.00
| CAN $62

Pub Date: 11/19/2019
Active | In stock


Félix Vallotton

FéLIX VALLOTTON

Text by Dita Amory, Philippe Büttner, Ann Dumas, Patrick McGuinness, Katia Poletti, Christian Rümelin, Belinda Thomson.

ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS

ISBN: 9781912520046
USD $45.00
| CAN $62

Pub Date: 8/20/2019
Active | In stock


Giorgio de Chirico: The Changing Face of Metaphysical Art

GIORGIO DE CHIRICO: THE CHANGING FACE OF METAPHYSICAL ART

Edited with text by Victoria Noel-Johnson.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857240589
USD $40.00
| CAN $55

Pub Date: 8/20/2019
Active | Out of stock


Matta & the Fourth Dimension

MATTA & THE FOURTH DIMENSION

Edited by Dmitry Ozerkov, Oksana Salamatina. Text by Linda Dalrymple Henderson. Interview by Hans Ulrich Obrist.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857240268
USD $55.00
| CAN $75

Pub Date: 2/18/2020
Forthcoming


Sur moderno: Journeys of Abstraction

SUR MODERNO: JOURNEYS OF ABSTRACTION

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

ISBN: 9781633450707
USD $60.00
| CAN $85

Pub Date: 10/1/2019
Active | In stock


MoMA Now

MOMA NOW

Introduction by Glenn D. Lowry. Text by Quentin Bajac, Christophe Cherix, Stuart Comer, Rajendra Roy, Martino Stierli, Ann Temkin.

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

ISBN: 9781633451001
USD $75.00
| CAN $105

Pub Date: 10/22/2019
Active | In stock


Information

INFORMATION

By Kynaston McShine. Text by Lucy Lippard, et al.

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

ISBN: 9780870709760
USD $35.00
| CAN $39.95

Pub Date: 10/8/2019
Active | In stock



print icon


arrow back


arrow next


ARTBOOK LOGO
 
 

the art world's source for books on art & culture

  

CUSTOMER SERVICE
orders@artbook.com
212 627 1999
M-F 9-5 EST

TRADE ACCOUNTS

800 338 2665

CONTACT

JOBS + INTERNSHIPS

NEW YORK
Showroom by Appointment Only
75 Broad Street, Suite 630
New York NY 10004
Tel   212 627 1999

LOS ANGELES
Showroom by Appointment Only
818 S. Broadway, Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Tel. 323 969 8985

ARTBOOK LLC
D.A.P. | Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.


All site content Copyright C 2000-2017 by Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. and the respective publishers, authors, artists. For reproduction permissions, contact the copyright holders.

ARTBOOK AMPERSAT

The D.A.P. Catalog
www.artbook.com