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Spring 2004

Architecture from the Weapons of War

Homes constructed from artillery shells. Military tanks used as foundations for bridges. Flowerpots that were once parts of missiles. In Afghanistan, a generation of war has resulted in a strange new architecture, built from the implements of destruction. A series of photographs by Washington State University professor Rafi Samizay on Afghanistan and its architecture will be on display starting March 9 at the WSU Museum of Art. Titled “Afghanistan: Land of Light and Shadow,” the show is cocurated by Robert Barnstone, assistant professor in the School of Architecture and Construction Management, and Roger Rowley, Museum of Art curator and collections manager. In conjunction with the … » More …