Art: Building for Learning

In ancient times, the place of learning was usually a temple, a garden or a cloister. Compared with all these, the conventional classroom can seem pretty cold, college dormitory little more than a nest of cells. But with the huge increases in college endowments and enrollments over the past decade, old grads have been trying earnestly to provide their sons with something better than they had themselves, in the process have launched the biggest building boom ever on U.S. campuses across the land.

Outstanding are recent constructions at Wayne, Smith and Yale (see...

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