University of California Press
Examines the built environment of Los Angeles, looking at its manifestations of popular taste and industrial ingenuity, as well as its traditional modes of residential and commercial building. This title also examines 'four ecologies' in the ways Angelenos relate to the beach, the freeways, the flatlands, and the foothills.
A multidisciplinary study of green and its significance from multiple perspectives: aesthetic, architectural, environmental, political, and social. It is centered on the Kingdom of Bahrain, where green has a long and deep history of appearing cooling, productive, and prosperous-a radical contrast to the hot and hostile desert.
Presents a range of houses, from tenements to villas, and shows us how enduring patterns of Roman wall decoration bear the cultural, religious, and social imprints of the people who lived with them. This work guides us through four centuries of Roman wall painting, mosaic and stucco decoration, from the period of the Four Styles (100 BC to AD 79).
This text examines the city of Peking during the Ming and Qing periods. Using Peking's temples as a starting point, the book excavates the city's varied public arenas, its transformation over five centuries, its human engagements, and its rich cultural imprint.