Author: by Kelly Klein (text), Foreword by Esther Williams
Inspired by a desire to design a new pool for her own Long Island backyard, Kelly Klein sought out and put together the most arresting and iconic photographs of swimming pools in all their various forms to create this unique and stunning book. The photographs are as inspiring as they are moving, revealing an incredible wealth of styles and designs in climates and cultures across the globe, and evoking the sensations of rest and nostalgia, the clarity of water and light, the coexistence of coolness and warmth, and the insinuations of sex and romance that can bring such character to a swimming pool. Included are pools in all shapes, sizes, colors, and settings, from Tangiers and Miami to the ancient magnificence of Hadrian's Villa; from Coney Island to the Cote d'Azur; from the robber baron 1880s through the prosperous 1990s, and captured by great photographers such as Lartigue, Stieglitz, Munkacsi, Weston, Mapplethorpe, and Weber. This first edition includes 187 photographs and a note from Esther Williams, "Pools" is a classic of modern design photography and an inspiration to aesthetes and creative homeowners alike.
Format: Hardcover, Oversized
Book condition: Used - Inside book is in Very Good condition. Slight gap on top edge of the book between spine and text block, thus graded overall "Good to Very Good" condition.
Cover: Very Good.
Dust Jacket: Good to Very Good. Dust jacket is protected with Mylar cover.
Publisher: Alfred A Knopf, New York; First American Edition, 1992
Hardcover: 207 pages
Dimensions: 12.5 x 13.4 inches
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