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dc.contributor.authorSniff, Daniel E.
dc.description.abstractThe history and evolution of American institutions of higher learning are intimately tied to the land and visions of an Elysian landscape. This is in direct contrast to the European counterpart. The Universities of Bologna, Liden, Paris and Oxford were established six hundred years before Harvard College, and the physical growth of the European campus developed with strong ties to the city. The American counterpart typically developed at a distance from urban centers. The physical development of these colleges was vastly different than those in Europe. Campus buildings were constructed as object buildings within a tree covered green field. My thesis will present a history of how the American campus developed with open spaces, gardens and buildings built separately, which formed an open lawn or “quadrangle”. This singular feature defines the American college campus. Within this open space typology campus life becomes inextricably intertwined with college education. I will utilize five case studies of campuses with open spaces that serve as examples of how colleges’ physical plants evolved around the use of land and architecture. Finally, I will cite the University of Georgia’s open space development as an example, presenting the history of Herty Field as a specific case of open space development.
dc.subjectOpen Spaces
dc.subjectUniversity of Georgia
dc.subjectHigher Education
dc.subjectCampus Development
dc.titleThe space between
dc.title.alternativea developmental history of open space, lawns and gardens of the American campus and a historyof Herty Field
dc.description.departmentCollege of Environment and Design
dc.description.majorHistoric Preservation
dc.description.advisorEric MacDonald
dc.description.committeeEric MacDonald
dc.description.committeeMark Reinberger
dc.description.committeeDouglas Pardue
dc.description.committeeElisabeth Hughes

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