Brutal Library: A Symposium

The Axinn Library building was dedicated in 1967 and is an award-winning example of the Brutalist style. Our celebration of Axinn’s 50th anniversary will set the building in its historical, social, and cultural context -- generating understanding and appreciation for this iconic but challenging structure.

Peter Chadwick will deliver the keynote lecture and serve as scholar-in-residence for the symposium. He is a London-based art director and graphic designer. Peter studied at the Chelsea School of Art, then worked at Creation Records, where he designed for chart-topping bands including Primal Scream and Spiritualized. After setting up his own studio in 1996, Peter masterminded campaigns for major artists including Groove Armada, Fatboy Slim, Cream and Hed Kandi. Peter runs the popular This Brutal House twitter account (@BrutalHouse) and is a champion of Brutalist architecture the world over. His recent book This Brutal World (Phaidon, 2016) has been described as “a beautifully curated visual manifesto” for Brutalism.

Sponsored by Hofstra University Library and Hofstra Cultural Center


Date: Thursday, November 1

Time: 9:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Axinn Library 10th floor and Cultural Center Theater


Contact: Sarah McCleskey at 463-5076 and Geri Solomon 463-6407

Wednesday, November 01, 2017





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