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Blockhouse, Ios, Greece

Accession Number
1997/1.540

Title
Blockhouse, Ios, Greece

Artist(s)
Howard Bond

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1967

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
8 in x 10 in (20.32 cm x 25.4 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Margaret and Howard Bond

Subject matter
As with many of Howard Bond's photographs, this image depicts a detail from a larger architectural structure that the photographer has rendered at such close range it becomes almost abstract. Strong contrasts between light and dark further flatten the image and divorce it from its context—only the title tells us we are looking at a building in Greece. Subtle, swirling, textural variations are visible on the concrete surface of the building, but the overarching impression of the structure is rigid, geometric precision.

Physical Description
Photograph of a section of a square-shaped building.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Greek (modern)
abstraction
architecture (object genre)
buildings (structures)
concrete

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