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Infinity Pools Hardcover – June 27, 2006

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Ana G. Cañizares is a writer specializing in interior design and architecture. Her previous books include Waterfront Retreats, Great New Buildings, and Lofts DesignSource.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 191 pages
  • Publisher: HarperDes; First Edition edition (June 27, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060893400
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060893408
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 10.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,360,987 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By John Matlock on September 30, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Infinity pools, sometimes called infinity edge pool is a pool that has one or more edges of the book being submerged below water level so that the water surface merges with the horizon, providing the illusion of an infinite plane. As seen in this book this effect is particularly impressive when the invisible edge is set against a larger body of wter such as the ocean, or perched on an elevated so that the sky becomes the backdrop.

This is an expensive pool, with the requirement for a trench to collect the water escaping over the submerged edge and then for a pump that will recirculate the water into the main pool. But when it is done correctly by skilled designers and contractors, the result is often stunning.

This book pictures and describes thirty houses from literally around the world that incorporate infinity pools into their design. The book is beautifully photographed and printed and will serve as an idea book for architects and their customers.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By L. Fitzgerald on November 5, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I purchased this book to get an idea of infinity pool designs. Really it's more of a coffee table book. The pictures are beautiful, but it's very difficult to really assess what the pools look like as the pictures are more artistic than technical. The photo assignment for this book must've been a blast as the pictures are from luxury locations around the world.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By seattlebooksrock on May 10, 2011
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I was looking for ideas for a new pool and this book is AMAZING! I keep looking at it and noticing things I didn't see before!
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