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Paradoxes of Green: Landscapes of a City-State

Gareth Doherty


This innovative multidisciplinary study considers the concept of green from multiple perspectives—aesthetic, architectural, environmental, political, and social—in 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. Although green is often celebrated in cities as a counter to gray urban environments, green has not always been good for cities. Similarly, manifestation of the color green in arid urban environments is often in direct conflict with the practice of green from an environmen ... More

Keywords: green, Bahrain, arid environment, landscape, color, space, place, city, urban environment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780520285019
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520285019.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gareth Doherty, author
Harvard University