Courtyards: Aesthetic, Social, and Thermal Delight


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Courtyards: Aesthetic, Social, and Thermal Delight Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: John Wiley & Sons Inc Pages: 256 Language: English ISBN: 9780471398844 Categories: , ,

COURTYARDS Aesthetic, Social, and Thermal Delight Courtyards is an artful, informative exploration of courtyards, from their origins in early civilization to contemporary design concepts. Architects and landscape architects will repeatedly turn to the detailed guidelines for reference, gain a greater sense of balance between building and garden, and cultivate optimal green space by using the practical planting tips. Over one hundred photographs and drawings illustrate the concepts written about by an authority and passionate scholar in his field.

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"Not only does this book provide a wealth of information about this building type, but it provides a visual feast." (TDSR, June 2002) "Reynold's book is a vital reference for any architect..." (Journal of Architectural Education, May 2003)

Author Biography

JOHN S. REYNOLDS is a professor of architecture at the University of Oregon. He is actively involved in the American Solar Energy Society and the Society of Building Science Educators. The recipient of numerous fellowships and grants, his research has focused on the relationship between environment, inhabitants, and energy usage.