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Description - Little Sparta by Jessie Sheeler

Ian Hamilton Finlay's garden in the Pentland Hills near Edinburgh is widely regarded as one of the most significant gardens in Britain. In addition to being a spectacular example of garden design, it also features almost 300 artworks by Finlay and others which form an integral part of the garden scheme.

This new companion to Little Sparta tells the story of Ian Hamilton Finlay's extraordinary creation and features new photography, as well as archive material, it also shows how the garden has matured and developed over the last 50 years.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781780272948
ISBN-10: 1780272944
Format: Paperback / softback
(250mm x 195mm x 25mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Birlinn Ltd
Publisher: Birlinn General
Publish Date: 18-Aug-2015
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jessie Sheeler

Jessie Sheeler was brought up in Edinburgh and read Classics at Edinburgh University. In the early 1960s, working with Ian Hamilton Finlay, she co-founded the Wild Hawthorn Press and its poetry magazine Poor. Old. Tired. Horse. Robin Gillanders taught Photography at Edinburgh Napier University between 1988 and 2012, and was Reader from 2004. He has exhibited frequently in Scotland and also in France, Spain, Poland, Norway and the USA.

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