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Home theater design : planning and decorating media-savvy interiors
Rushing, Krissy.
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Publication Information:
Gloucester, Mass. : Quarry Books, [2004]

Physical Description:
144 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
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Home Location
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TK7881.3 .R87 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Home Improvement

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The world of home entertainment is changing rapidly, and now consumers have a wide range of options. This book will guide readers through all the aspects of creating a beautiful and comfortable home that elegantly takes advantage of media-related furnishings and emerging technologies. Starting with a "whole interior" approach to home entertaining, Home Theater Design takes readers step-by-step through an examination of current technology, space planning, acoustics, functionality, lifestyle, and overall aesthetics with the goal of planning and designing a personalized entertainment system. All types of spaces are addressed, from small urban apartments to spacious, multipurpose living areas to full-blown dedicated theater spaces. Book jacket.

Author Notes

Krissy Rushing is the executive and entertainment editor of Stereophile Guide to Home Theater and Home Theater Buyer's Guide, former executive editor of Home Theater Interiors, and former managing editor for Home Theater magazine and Digital Home Entertainment. A leading authority in A/V interior design and technology with more than 7 years industry experience, Ms. Rushing has written and edited hundreds of articles on every conceivable facet of the home-theater experience

Table of Contents

Introduction: It's All Happening Nowp. 8
Chapter 1 Getting Started: Components, Technology, Terminology, and Planningp. 12
Chapter 2 Compact Dwellings: Designing Home Theaters for Limited Spacesp. 42
Chapter 3 Media Rooms: Designing a Home Theater for the Average Homep. 52
Chapter 4 Dedicated Theaters: Designing for the Ultimate Experiencep. 92
Resourcesp. 138
Photography Creditsp. 143
About the Author/Acknowledgmentsp. 144