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New American Swimming Pool: Innovations in Design and Construction: 40 Case Studies
     

New American Swimming Pool: Innovations in Design and Construction: 40 Case Studies

by James Grayson Trulove, James Trulove
 

The perfect pool has arrived! The New American Swimming Pool provides 40 dazzling case studies of what's hot and what's not in swimming pool design today.

Say goodbye to the kidney-shaped and rectangular pools with concrete borders that have dotted the suburban landscape over the past few decades. The New American Swimming Pool reveals what is

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The perfect pool has arrived! The New American Swimming Pool provides 40 dazzling case studies of what's hot and what's not in swimming pool design today.

Say goodbye to the kidney-shaped and rectangular pools with concrete borders that have dotted the suburban landscape over the past few decades. The New American Swimming Pool reveals what is fresh, new, and exciting in swimming pool design today.

This fascinating guide demonstrates how today's swimming pool can be a dazzling visual focal point, or designed so it seems to be a natural part of the surrounding landscape. Each case study includes a dramatic one and one-half page full-color photograph showing the pool and its setting, as well as a portfolio of smaller color illustrations and easy-to-follow plans, siting details, and information on materials and construction methods. Every stunning layout in The New American Swimming Pool is ready to foster the dreams of architects, designers, and homeowners alike of diving right into the ultimate pool.

“In The New American Swimming Pool, editor James Grayson Truelove carefully surveys 40 particularly striking forms—urban, suburban, oceanside and country—to isolate swimming pools' aesthetic and functional elements. Waterfalls, rock gardens, modernist geometries, dramatic illumination, tiling and terracing are all deployed. With its site plans, lists of materials and more than 300 color photos, the book will make a valuable reference for architects, landscape architects and homeowners.”—Publishers Weekly, April 30, 2001

“...is an ideal arm-chair guide for those yearning for a high-end built-in model, even if your desire is merely a pipe dream.”—Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 2001

• An outstanding addition to the best-selling New American series

• Swimming pools and swimming pool design are hot topics

• Details 40 case studies of inspirational pool designs by some of America's leading architects and landscape architects

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
American-style decadence and comfort are no better epitomized than by the swimming pool there are now an estimated 3.8 million in-ground pools in the U.S. In The New American Swimming Pool: Innovations in Design and Construction: 40 Case Studies, editor James Grayson Trulove (The New American Garden) carefully surveys 40 particularly striking forms urban, suburban, oceanside and country to isolate swimming pools' aesthetic and functional elements. Waterfalls, rock gardens, modernist geometries, dramatic illumination, tiling and terracing are all deployed. With its site plans, lists of materials and more than 300 color photos, the book will make a valuable reference for architects, landscape architects and homeowners some willing to swallow unbearable envy, others to dream or try some small-scale renovations. (May) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Library Journal - Library Journal
Trulove ventures outside books like his The New American House in search of striking and innovative swimming pools created by today's cutting-edge landscape designers and architects. Forty "case-study" pools, each lovingly profiled in color photos, site plans, and elevations, shimmer enticingly on the glossy pages of this large-format volume. The predominant aesthetic is luxurious but understated, drawing inspiration variously from the International Style, Postmodernism, local design traditions, and historic revivals. Trulove confides that these extraordinary pools, gracing exclusive properties in Malibu, Martha's Vineyard, Scottsdale, and Key West, cost "significantly more" than the average 16' 32' backyard pool. Libraries serving homeowners with limited budgets should stick to handbooks like Jim McRea's Swimming Pools and Spas (Sunset, 1998) and Tom Griffiths's The Swimming Pool Book (S. & S., 1995). This volume is recommended for architecture and landscape design libraries, but it will undoubtedly find a happy home wherever readers fantasize about the good life. David Solt sz, Cuyahoga Cty. P.L., Parma, OH Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Booknews
This new volume in The New American series presents a compilation of 40 recently completed, exceptional residential swimming pool designs throughout the U.S. Forty pools by some of the most prominent and creative architects and designers in the country were selected for excellence in design, use of materials, and methods of construction. Drawings include site plans and details. The text highlights the design and technical aspects of the pool, as well as information on adjacent plantings and descriptions of how the pool was sited within the residences' landscapes. Extensively illustrated with color photographs. Oversize: 11.75x11.75<">. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823031757
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/28/2001
Series:
New American Series
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
11.79(w) x 11.75(h) x 0.66(d)

Meet the Author

James Grayson Trulove is an editor specializing in architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design. His most recent book is The New American House 3 (Whitney, Spring 2001).

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