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For the Temple of the Greeks Our Homesickness Lasts Forever / Finlay, Ian Hamilton; Harvey, Micheal., 1997

Identifier: CC-33261-34891

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Scope and Contents

The image of this picture poem is a stylized, destroyer ship in side view silhouette. The smoke stacks and turrets are labeled with the letters A, B, C, and D. The letters pertain to Greek architectural columns for their temples, viz., Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, and Composite. The poem signifies Finlay's love of the neo-classical period, the architecture in the late 18th and early 19th century prevalent in America and Europe that was characterized by wide-spread use of Greek orders and decorative motifs. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 1997



0 See container summary (1 print (silkscreen)) ; 47 x 101 cm

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Location

flat files

Custodial History

The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, on loan from Ruth and Marvin A. Sackner and the Sackner Family Partnership.


Published: Dunsyre Lanark, Scotland : Wild Hawthorn Press. Nationality of creator: Scottish and British. General: Added by: RED; updated by: MARVIN.

Repository Details

Part of the The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry Repository

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