Great Escapes: New Designs for Home Theaters by Theo Kalomirakis

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Harry N. Abrams, Nov 4, 2003 - Architecture - 204 pages
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In the 21st century, more and more people "go out" to the movies at home. This lifestyle change has led to the biggest innovation in residential design today: the home theater, be it a custom-installed system or an elaborate private screening room. At the high end, Theo Kalomirakis reigns supreme as the leading designer of private theaters in the home. Kalomirakis tailors each of his designs to fit the needs of a specific client, using styles that range from ultra-traditional to cutting-edge. His theaters even have their own marquee names: The Moonlight, The First Run, The Miami Beach. Great Escapes showcases nine of these incredible spaces through superb color photographs and descriptions of the technology that make this revolution in entertainment and design possible. Although Kalomirakis's extravagant creations are for wealthy clients, they will also serve as inspiration for home owners who want to integrate cinema quality with home comfort on a more modest budget.

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FROM THE HEART
10
THE ELLIPSE
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THE FIRST RUN
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Steve Castle is a luxury market expert and the former editor of Robb Report, the world's preeminent voice in luxury living. Castle was also a newspaper editor, and still writes a popular Sunday newspaper column. He lives in Massachusetts.

Phillip Ennis is an architecture photographer whose work has appeared in most major design and architecture magazines. He also photographed Theo Kalomirakis' Private Theaters. He lives in Bedford, New York.

Dean R. Koontz, the author of many #1 "New York Times" bestsellers, lives with his wife, Gerda, and their dog, Trixie, in southern California.

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