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Lessons on the Lawn

Most people study and do homework for their classes on the Lawn. Now, with ARCH 200: Lessons of the Lawn, you can actually take a class on the Lawn.

"In a nutshell, the class is to let students feel comfortable 'reading' the Lawn," Architecture Prof. Peter D. Waldman said, explaining how meanings can be gleaned by the lines architects build into structures.

Absorbing the neoclassical atmosphere of the Lawn can serve as an inspiration to architects and promote the traditional view of architecture as a fine art. But it's also a public art, and plays a powerful role politically and socially.

The course will involve imparting lessons learned on the Lawn to other architectural landmarks and public buildings.

Waldman said he hopes, like Jefferson, that students walking down the Lawn will come to appreciate its beauty.

Compiled by Josie Roberts and Adam Justice

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