20 June 2007

Ethical Society -- entry hall east

A more recent photograph of the main entry hall looking toward the east. The effect of the colored glass is powerful and almost overwhelming. Certainly when comparing color photographs to black and white, the colored light tends to almost obscure the physical architecture, making spatial relationships more ambiguous, reducing the perception of structure & materiality, and abstracting the concept of windows and stained glass. Rather than the more typical experience of looking at a stained glass window, the experience is more like being contained within a stained glass space.

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