Outdoor Living Spaces: Courtyards, Patios and Decks (v. 1)

November 18, 2013 - Comment

The importance of outdoor living spaces, such as courtyards and patios, in our daily lives is highlighted in this new book from IMAGES. Courtyards and patios have been an important architectural feature for thousands of years, and through time, their popularity has not waned. Today these outdoor living spaces play both a decorative and functional

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The importance of outdoor living spaces, such as courtyards and patios, in our daily lives is highlighted in this new book from IMAGES. Courtyards and patios have been an important architectural feature for thousands of years, and through time, their popularity has not waned. Today these outdoor living spaces play both a decorative and functional role where water, walls, lighting, plants and sky all combine to convey security, calm and quiet. This beautiful volume presents residential outdoor living spaces from South America, Europe, Asia and the US.

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Henry Berry "Henry Berry" says:

exceptionally well-designed outdoor living spaces from around the world Eighty-one courtyards, decks, and patios from homes in all parts of the world are featured–from Japan to South Africa, Iceland to Australia, the United States to South America. With each are at least two or three and in many cases more sharp color photographs showing the courtyard, etc., from different angles and in varying detail. Where there are the more photos, these are usually of the entire house, then closing in on the outdoor feature. With many of the individual sections for each of the numerous outdoor areas are architectural floors plans of the entire residence so the location, adjacent parts of the home, and the relative size and configuration of the area can been seen. In each section are a few paragraphs on the idea behind the particular patio, etc., and its materials, lighting, and other design elements. With the design and quality of a coffee-table book, “Outdoor Living” is more than an attractive book with pleasing photographs on a subject of interest to homeowners…

Jacobus Brummer says:

Reasonable coverage of the topic Reasonable coverage of the topic, but somehow I expected more variety. Still a good addition to any collection of books on the subject of architecture

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