From 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 Reed Business Information, Inc.
About 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).