2007 год. Images Publishing Group The importance of outdoor living spaces, such as courtyards and patios, in our daily lives is highlighted in this new book from Images. Courtyards and patios have been an important architectural feature for thousands of years, and through time, their popularity has not waned. Today these outdoor living spaces play both a decorative and functional role where water, walls, lighting, plants and sky all combine to convey security, calm and quiet. This beautiful volume presents residential outdoor living spaces from South America, Europe, Asia and the US.