Courtyard Housing in Los Angeles

Overview

As cities throughout the U.S. struggle with housing shortages, valuable lessons can be learned from the principles thatunderlie the design of the courtyard house. Whether humble or sumptuous in scale, courtyards create a sense of privacyand enhance quality of life by creating the impression of green space for their residents.

Now available in its fifth printing, Courtyard Housing in Los Angeles documents the historical, technical, and cultural forces that shaped the development ...

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Overview

As cities throughout the U.S. struggle with housing shortages, valuable lessons can be learned from the principles thatunderlie the design of the courtyard house. Whether humble or sumptuous in scale, courtyards create a sense of privacyand enhance quality of life by creating the impression of green space for their residents.

Now available in its fifth printing, Courtyard Housing in Los Angeles documents the historical, technical, and cultural forces that shaped the development of this distinctive West Coast building type. The authors's in-depth research andanalysis is enhanced by the inclusion of numerous plans and technical drawings. Julius Shulman's sensuous black-and-whitephotographs document the range of courtyard styles—from simple bungalow-style dwellings to more ornate buildings combining Italian, Spanish, and North African influences.

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The authors' detailed research and precis analysis are complemented by period photographs and Julius Shulman's sensuous black-and-white images. Michael Webb, L.A. Architect
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Essays, drawings, plans, and over 200 black-and-white photographs document the courtyard housing in Los Angeles. The style, expressed in both grand and humble dwellings, was at its height in the 1920's and 1930's, but is still around to provide privacy and greenspace in the dense urban area. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780910413534
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/1996
  • Edition description: 2nd ed
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 1,169,653
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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