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Whether you crave a fireplace as a source of heat or a center of ambience, Fire Places can help you sort through the choices. Gitlin, an architect, provides a thorough look at types of fireplaces and their construction, as well as the many materials and design possibilities for indoor and outdoor fireplaces. She also includes information on stoves and wood alternatives such as gas, corn and pellets. The many photos that illustrate the book provide inspiration. --The Kansas City Star

Fireplaces were originally all about function, but today they're valued at least as much for their charm as for the warmth they generate. Everyone wants a fireplace. And while it's neither easy nor inexpensive to install one in an existing space, such an addition can be successful as long as potential problems are identified and addressed. I urge anyone who's thinking about adding a wood stove or fireplace, indoors or out, to consult this book. --Rita St. Clair, Tribune Media Services Inc

About the Author

Jane Gitlin is an architect who specializes in residential design. She is also the author of Capes (The Taunton Press, 2003) and coauthor of Deck & Patio Idea Book (The Taunton Press, 2003) and Family Home Idea Book (The Taunton Press, 2003). She lives in Fairfield, CT.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 202 pages
  • Publisher: Taunton Press (November 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1561588350
  • ISBN-13: 978-1561588350
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 0.6 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #252,028 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Fire places seem evoke some kind of hidden memories out of our distant path when the fire at the mouth of the cave kept the tigers away. This has become so important that even apartments now seem to come with fire places.

This book, as is usual with this publisher is a beautifully illustrated, beautifully printed collection of fire places that range from a simple rock lined fire pit out in the yard to fire places that are the design center of the house, wood stoves that meet the new EPA regulations, to antiques that may have come from grandmothers house.

Besides the beautiful photography, this book also includes design tips, and the regulations that come from building codes. And there are discussions of more types of fire places than you could ever imagine without seeing it.

I got this book because my house does not have a fire place, and it's the next major extension that I plan to add. This book answered all the questions that I had, except do I want something indoor or outside. We have a long season for entertaining outside.
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I wanted ideas on different fireplaces and this book did a great job. I do not think any fireplaces were left out. This is a nice book to dream through.
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I was excited to find this book but once it arrived I was a bit disappointed in it. It has tons of photos of a variety of fireplaces, inside and out, exaplins the different types well but I was looking for more information on unique fireplaces, ones which could be placed in the center of a room. So if you're wanting a more traditional fireplace setting, this book might be great.
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We got this book because we are putting in a backyard fireplace and this book was a great help.
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I bought this book, along with 2 others, to help me with ideas in designing our fireplace. I found this one to be the best. Taunton usually does excellent work.
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The book arrived on time and in the condition as described. The book was well worth the amount I paid for it. I feel that I got a great deal!
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Some good information worth what I Paid for it
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I lloved the look of the book, but wish I could find one with more details on how to build. If you have any, please let me know.
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