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Posted by Library Blog on 02/27/2015 at 03:24 PM

Despite the nearly-arctic temperatures, you may want to venture out beyond the walls of the law library and over two buildings to RWU’s School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation (SAAHP). The SAAHP building is home to the Architecture Library which has many interesting art and architecture-related resources in its collection (and what is considered one of the best, if not the best, historic preservation collection in New England). On a recent trip to meet with Architecture/Art Librarian John Schlinke, the Legal Beagle discovered several resources about or related to the study of law.

Book jacketPrison Architecture : Policy, Design, and Experience, edited by Leslie Fairweather and Seán McConville.

The Architecture Library held several books on prison design and its history. This book not only discusses the cost, quality and community in correctional design in the United States but also the psychological effects of the prison environment.

Architecture and Justice: Judicial Meanings In the Public Realm, edited by Jonathan Simon, Nicholas Temple, Renée Tobe.

Beyond just prison architecture, this e-book investigates the design, and impact of the design, of other justice spaces such as courthouses and virtual courthouses.

Book jacket imageThe Architectural Ideology of Thomas Jefferson, by Ralph G. Giordano.

According to the publisher, "This volume reveals how Jefferson's politics and architecture coexisted and explains how he marked his political maturation through corresponding architectural monuments that reflected his ideals. Consequently, Jefferson provided America with a combined architectural and political ideology with the intention of safeguarding the future of liberty and democracy in America."

As law students, you have access to the resources available at the other libraries on campus. To avail yourself of borrowing privileges at the Architecture Library, stop in and speak with a staff member at that library. For more information about the Architecture Library, generally, see their online guide.