The Architecture of Aggression

This exhibition includes printed books, plans, photographs and manuscripts from the Special Collections. Included are photographs of mediaeval Spanish fortresses from the H.H. Richardson Collection, materials from the Norman T. Newton Collection related to the work of the Allied Subcommission on Monuments in Italy in World War II, and documentation from The Dan Kiley Archive of his design of the courtroom for the Nuremberg Trials. The exhibition also includes the posthumous edition (1936) of T.E. Lawrence’s Crusader Castles, originally prepared as his Oxford thesis.



The vivid cover of Le Corbusier's Des Canons, Des Munitions? (1938); the text was a plea for the dedication of public funds to housing and urban improvement, rather than armaments.  
(The Le Corbusier Research Collection)
Norman T. Newton (left) and Dan Kiley (right), two former students of the Department of Landscape Architecture, who held military posts in World War II that utilized their professional training. Newton was a member of the Allied Subcommission on Monuments which documented wartime damage to architecture, art, historical sites and archives in Italy. Kiley oversaw the design and vital; film and audio installations of the courtroom for the Nuremberg Trials.
(Norman T. Newton Collection; The Dan Kiley Archive)

Spring 2009

Library Special Collections Department