Although others have written eloquently on the relationship of water to built form, until now no one has investigated the swimming pool as a quintessentially modern and American space, reflecting America's infatuation with hygiene, skin, and recreation. In The Springboard in the Pond, Thomas van Leeuwen looks at a familiar hole—the domestic swimming pool—and discovers an icon indispensable to the reading of twentieth-century modernism.At one leve...
By Thomas A. P. van Leeuwen
Series: Graham Foundation / MIT Press Series in Contemporary Architectural Discourse
Hardcover: 321 pages
Publisher: The MIT Press; First Edition edition (December 11, 1998)
Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 1 x 10.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 2955306
Format: PDF Text TXT book
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