A Walled Garden

Finlay, Ian Hamilton + Ian Gardner

Regular price €94,50

a history of the Spandau garden in the time of the architect Albert Speer, “A Walled Garden reproduces for the first time the complete set of watercolours from the early nineteen eighties that Ian Gardner made in collaboration with Ian Hamilton Finlay for the unpublished book, A Walled Garden: A History of the Spandau Garden in the Time of the Architect Albert Speer. Finlay conceived the project after corresponding with the former Third Reich architect in the late 1970s, shortly after the publication of Clara and Richard Winston’s English translation of, Spandau: The Secret Diaries (1976), Speer’s clandestine record of his twenty-year imprisonment in Spandau prison from 1946 to 1966, where one of his main pre-occupations was the making of a secret rubble garden from the debris of the courtyard. Co-published with St Paulinus and printed in an edition of 500.”

a series of serene landscape paintings, seemingly at odds with the underlying connection to Hitler’s inner circle, with an illuminating analysis by Ross Hair, hard cover, 18 x 23,5 cm, 184 partially numbered pages, numbered ed/500, of which this copy is number 63, and an additional 100 artist proof copies, Clonmel and Richmond 2019

ISBN: 978-0-906630-60-0