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Great Escapes: New Designs for Home Theaters by Theo Kalomirakis Hardcover – October 15, 2003


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 204 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams (October 15, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0810946564
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810946569
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 1 x 11.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #593,658 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Theo is obsessed with his work and embarked upon a quest for an elusive ideal theater that can exist only in dreams. Each time that he makes a dream theater into a reality, no matter how stunning the creation, it never quite fulfills the ideal in his mind--and off he goes again in the enthusiastic pursuit of impossible perfection."

About the Author

Steven Castle is a luxury market expert and the former editor of Robb Report, the world's preeminent voice for luxury living. Prior to joining Robb Report, he was a daily newspaper editor, and he still writes a popular Sunday newspaper column on social issues. He lives in Massachusetts. Dean Koontz is one of America's best-known novelists. Eight of his novels have risen to number one on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list, making him one of only a dozen writers ever to have achieved that milestone. Phillip Ennis is an architectural photographer whose work has appeared in most major architectural and design publications. He was the photographer for Theo Kalomirakis' Private Theaters (Abrams, 1997).

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Suffolk on November 16, 2003
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Whether your interest is home theater, or movie palaces from the 1920's and 30's, Great Escapes is sensational!
Once I opened it, I couldn't put it down and trust me with 204 pages loaded with 140 color photos of breathtaking architectural eye candy, this book will demand your focus.
Kalomirakis brings the elegance of yesteryears movie palaces home with the help of writers Steve Castle, Dean Koontz and photographer Phillip Ennis.
You can truly see Kalomirakis' love for the big screen in the architectural details he adorns his private cinemas with. No details are spared in Kalomirakis' work from neon marquees and ticket booths welcoming visitors to his theaters to opulent lobbies adorned with domed mural ceilings and snack bars and timeless columns.
A few times while reading this book, I had to remind myself that the featured theaters I was viewing were in someone's personal residence.
I have to say my personal favorite theater in this book was created for author Dean Koontz called "The Moonlight." Koontz also has an introduction in the book.
Even though most of the theaters in this book take up more square footage than the average persons home. And even though theaters designed by Kalomirakis are beyond the financial means of most people, this book can serve as inspiration for those that want to bring home the silver screen on a lesser budget and do it in style.
Theo Kalomirakis' newest book Great Escapes definitely brings home the look of the movie palaces of yesterday.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on March 7, 2004
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Lavishly illustrated with one hundred gorgeous color photographs by Phillip Ennis, Great Escapes: New Designs For Home Theaters By Theo Kalomirakis by Steven Castle presents extravagant designs for "media rooms" in private homes. These are specialized entertainment oriented rooms set aside to take full advantage of surround sound, acoustics, and visual appeal to bring forth the same quality experience as visiting a theater. Great Escapes showcases the work of interior designer Theo Kalomirakis as it artfully presents his work in creating home theaters of celebrities such as Dean Koontz, Eddie Murphy, Roger Ebert, and others in this unique source of enduring ideas.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By adammb on April 24, 2009
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What an amazing book. I wish it had given further details into the builds but there are so many great ideas in here. What an imagination Theo has.
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