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light concrete blocks Does "light concrete blocks" in the following context mean '"small and not heavy concrete blocks"? I think it refers to the fact that small not-heavy blocks placed beside each other constitute a big heavy block, as this memorial is a big black cubic form. Context: The American Sol LeWitt’s Black Form: Dedicated to the Missing Jews appeared first in Münster, Germany, in 1985 and, after demolition and rebuilding, in Hamburg in 1987. The black cuboid stands in front of and parallel to the impressive Altona Town Hall at one end of the Platz der Republik. The black-painted structure, 5.5 x 2 x 2 metres, consists of light concrete blocks built on a foundation. The artist wanted no inscription. Two plaques on either side explain the piece’s origin in the history of Altona’s Jewish community.
Oct 6, 2018 6:32 AM
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'Light' can mean light in colour, or not heavy. As there is mention of it being painted black, I have to assume that in this case 'light' refers to weight. The only way concrete blocks can be light in weight is, I assume, if they are hollow - we call them besser blocks in Australia - I think Americans call them 'cinderblocks'. You can see images here https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=what+is+cinderblock&FORM=HDRSC2. So no, in this case the blocks don't have to be small to be light.
October 6, 2018
Light refers to weight. low weight concrete blocks.
October 6, 2018
perhaps this? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foam_concrete
October 6, 2018
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