Ian Hamilton Finlay
1925 Bahamas – 2006 Scotland

Homage to Robert Lax
The Wild Hawthorn Press, Dunsyre. 1974

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Artist book after Robert Lax’s style and typography – each page has a group of descending words (often hyphenated) 

Richt–              Rein–
hofen                 hardt

crimson
black

the colours reflect the nickname of the Red Baron, and the minimalist black paintings of Reinhart. The combinations of words changes the meaning of each page as subtle alterations to the word order infers new imagined images. 12 pp plus card covers. 25.5 x 10.5 cm. A book of concrete poetry.