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Pool: A dip into outdoor swimming pools: the history, design and people behind them

Pool: A dip into outdoor swimming pools: the history, design and people behind them (Hardback)

By Beanland, Christopher

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Take a dip into the history, design, and people behind the world's most fascinating outdoor swimming pools. The 1930s architecture of pools is often sleek and elegant, evoking speed and efficiency--and this volume captures their unique beauty in a series of spectacular photograph...s and archival images. It delves into their history: the pools' grand beginnings after the buttoned-up Victorian era, their falling popularity in the twentieth century, and the newfound appreciation for the outdoor pool, or lido, and outdoor swimming today. Journalist and architectural historian Christopher Beanland picks the very best examples from around the world, including the nearly 450-foot-deep seawater pool in Vancouver, Canada; Siza's concrete sea pools in Porto, Portugal; the restored art deco pool in Saltdean, UK, and the pool at the Zollverein Coal Mines in Essen, Germany. There's also information on lost lidos, background on the architecture of the pools, and interviews with pool users around the globe about why they swim. The beautiful pools include: McCarren Park Pool, Brooklyn, NY Neptune Pool, Hearst Castle, CA Sea Ranch, CA Icebergs Pool, Bondi Beach, Australia Alterlaa rooftop pools, Vienna, Austria Lido di Milano, Milan, Italy Kennedytown Pool, Hong Kong, China San Alfonso Del Mar, Chile Sea Point Pool, Cape Town, South Africa Phoenicia Hotel Pool, Beirut, Lebanon Zelena zaba, Slovakia Molitor, Paris, France Blue Lagoon, Iceland
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ISBN 9781849946230
Released NZ 1 Jun 2020
Publisher Pavilion Books
Format Hardback
300 In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781849946230
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Pavilion Books
Imprint Batsford Ltd
Released 1 Jun 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Beanland, Christopher
Category Architecture
Swimming & Diving
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 189mm
Height: 246mm
Dewey Code 725.74
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Architecture
ONIX Text General/trade