FIREPLACES Architecture and Design
by Encarna Castillo
HarperCollins International, Publisher
Hardback, first edition, 2004, second printing 2005. 175 pages, beautifully illustrated
From the Flyleaf
In the last few years both the aesthetics and functionality of fireplaces have seen unprecedented developments. Attractive and efficient models are now available, suited to all types of settings and styles. Fireplaces have long been central to our nostalgic vision of “hearth and home.” They can create warmth, both physical and emotional, and evoke a charm and coziness that can be enjoyed alone or together with our loved ones.
This sumptuously illustrated volume explores their beauty as well as their practical function in contemporary architecture and interior design. Featuring both interior and exterior fireplaces, this invaluable reference provides a wealth of practical information and advice on a variety of materials (stone, marble, wood, brick, metal, paget, tile, etc.) and styles (rustic, urban, classical, modern, minimalist, etc.) available in contemporary architecture and interior design.