By Douglas Keister
Courtyards: Intimate open air areas provides a pictorial survey of an more and more well known a part of indoor/outdoor design-the courtyard. present day architects and architects are developing superbly inner most indoor/outdoor areas amidst escalating city improvement.
Doug Keister's awesome, colour images illustrates a various choice. From historical Rome and medieval Europe to modern day New Orleans and San Diego, Courtyards explores the courtyard's heritage, improvement, landscaping, and modernization. no matter if old fashioned and quiet or spacious and stimulating, Courtyards deals a style of ways those certain dwelling areas could be a canvas on which to color a long-lasting effect, and on how they could set the temper and tone of any constitution.
Courtyards will motivate you to create an area for wonderful, family members foodstuff, rest, and solitary mirrored image. It contains chapters akin to The Greening of the Courtyard; group Courtyards: condominium, Bungalow and Cottage Courts and Public constructions; Courtyards in historical Residential structure; Water parts; and Lighting.
Douglas Keister has photographed greater than twenty-five seriously acclaimed books. He additionally writes and illustrates journal articles and contributes images and essays to dozens of magazines, newspapers, books, calendars, posters, and greeting playing cards around the globe. a few of his books comprise vintage Cottages, tales in Stone: A box advisor to Cemetery Symbolism and Iconography, able to Roll, crimson Tile type, Silver Palaces, and Victorian Glory. Keister lives in Chico, California, along with his spouse Sandy Schweitzer.