Courtyard Housing in Los Angeles

Courtyard Housing in Los Angeles

A Typological Analysis

Book - 1992
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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.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Princeton Architectural Press, 1992.
Edition: 2nd ed.
ISBN: 9780910413534
Branch Call Number: REF CA 728 PLOYZOIDES
Characteristics: x, 216 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Tice, James
Sherwood, Roger

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