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The springboard in the pond : an intimate history of the swimming pool

Author: Thomas A P van Leeuwen; Helen Searing
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. [u.a.] : MIT Press, 1999.
Series: Graham Foundation/MIT Press series in contemporary architectural discourse.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2. printView all editions and formats
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This text looks at the domestic swimming pool and discovers an icon through which to read 20th-century modernism. The book is the second in a planned tetralogy by the author, with each volume  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas A P van Leeuwen; Helen Searing
ISBN: 0262220598 9780262220590
OCLC Number: 247642472
Description: VI, 321 S : Ill., graph. Darst ; 27 cm.
Contents: Fleeing and flying - dreams, tactics and the floating swimming pool; Lords of the Swan I - from "Maison de Plaisance" to playhouse; Lords of the Swan II - the playhouse, the pool house and the pool; Lords of the Swan III - W.R. Hearst, a West Coast Lohengrin; the aquatic ape and Hollywood - love, death and the swimming pool; perverse hydrophobia - the Medusa complex, or the dark side of the pool; the zoo in the pool.
Series Title: Graham Foundation/MIT Press series in contemporary architectural discourse.
Responsibility: Thomas A.P. van Leeuwen. Ed. by Helen Searing.

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" At a moment where ' all that is solid' seems precarious, Thomas van Leeuwen's "History of the Swimming Pool" is an heroic and timely attempt to theorize an architecture of the liquid." -- Rem Read more...

 
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