Richard Feringer on Rosenstock-Huessy
Richard Feringer (March 29, 1924-December 5, 2012) was a professor of education whose first career was in maritime engineering; he worked as a designer, consultant, and instrument maker before abandoning engineering to study for a D.Ed. at UCLA. It was there that he first discovered Rosenstock-Huessy. Like many people, he occasionally found reading Rosenstock-Huessy heavy sledding; he began these notes to clarify his understanding of what he was reading.
In 1963, Feringer was hired by Western Washington University in Bellingham as a founding member of the department of continuing studies; he later founded a graduate program there to prepare students to work in community development. He returned to teaching full-time in 1973 and retired in 1991. His notes on Rosenstock-Huessy are an unusual record of one man’s struggle with inspiration and comprehension; the Fund is grateful to be able to share them with users of this website.
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