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The Springboard in the Pond an Intimate History of the Swimming Pool

by Helen Searing

  • ISBN: 9780262720328
  • ISBN10: 0262720329

The Springboard in the Pond an Intimate History of the Swimming Pool

by Helen Searing

  • List Price: $30.00
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Mit Pr
  • Publish date: 04/01/2000
  • ISBN: 9780262720328
  • ISBN10: 0262720329
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Description: In The Springboard in the Pond, Thomas van Leeuwen looks at the domestic swimming pool and discovers an icon indispensable to the reading of twentieth-century modernism. At one level, the book is a rereading of modern architecture that will leave that story permanently altered. At another level, it is the story of the origin and evolution of the private swimming pool as a building type and cultural artifact. And at still another level, it is a material philosophy of water.

This book is the second in a planned tetralogy by the author, with each volume centered on the relationship of architecture to one of the four classical elements: sky, water, fire, and earth. The first volume was The Skyward Trend of Thought: The Metaphysics of the American Skyscraper (MIT Press, 1988). The third volume, Columns of Fire: Architecture and Destruction, is currently in preparation.

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