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Springboard in the Pond: An Intimate History of the Swimming Pool
Thomas A. P. van Leeuwen (au); Helen Searing (ed). Investigates the swimming pool (SP) as a quintessentially modern & American space, reflecting America’s infatuation with hygiene, skin, & recreation. Looks at the domestic SP & discovers an icon indispensable to the reading of 20th-century modernism. At one level, this book is a rereading of modern architect. At another level, it is the story of the origin & evolution of the private SP as a building type & cultural artifact. And at still another level, it is a material philosophy of water. Explores the human relationship to water from a variety of viewpoints: social, religious, artistic, sexual, psychological, technical, & above all architectural. The book’s many illustrations -- drawings, plans, & photos -- create a provocative visual archive of the SP.
We the People: Voices & Images of the New Nation
Not Fade Away: The On-Line World Remembers Jerry Garcia
Suggestions of Abuse: True & False Memories of Childhood Sexual Trauma
My Father, My Self: Understanding Dad’s Influence on Your Life
U.F.O.s: The Sighting of Alien People & Spacecraft From the Earliest Centuries to the Present Day
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