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Growing Children Out of Doors: California's Open-Air Schools and Children's Health, 1907-1917

Shamble, Camille
Format
Thesis/Dissertation; Online
Author
Shamble, Camille
Advisor
Crane, Sheila
Abstract
This dissertation, the first detailed study of American open-air schools, examines the relationship between landscape architecture and building design, considering how these innovative educational facilities simultaneously reflected and shaped Progressive-Era reforms related to children’s health and welfare—as well as more problematic American discourses surrounding nationalism and racism. This project focuses on the peak of the movement in California, from 1907-1917, in which single-story modern school structures with integrated gardens and permeable pavilion classrooms transformed the state’s educational landscape. As such, this project contributes to an understudied area of architectural history, while also considering the movement’s complex position at the intersection of environmental design, education, medicine, and technology. At the same time, this research is significant to a wide audience because it examines how the landscapes of childhood were shaped, both in their design and everyday experience, by gendered, racial, and class dynamics.
Language
English
Published
University of Virginia, Department of Art, PHD (Doctor of Philosophy), 2017
Published Date
2017-04-02
Degree
PHD (Doctor of Philosophy)
Rights
All rights reserved (no additional license for public reuse)
Collection
Libra ETD Repository

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