Swimming Pool in Photography, the

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As long as 5000 years ago, the allure of the sea inspired humans to recreate its essence in miniature, artistic forms, as public baths where ancient rituals would take place. Since then, it has become quite normal to immerse ourselves in cooling waters, in the privacy of our homes and without religious incentives. Reflections of water and light are captured in countless, unique ways in the more than two hundred compelling images that comprise this catalogue.Swimming pools have rapidly become status symbols and the source for many diverse experiences: leisure-time athletics, relaxation, or the simple pleasure of just being in water. It is no wonder then that filmmakers and photographers constantly return to the swimming pool as a subject and setting.
ISBN 9783775744096. Hatje Cantz.
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As long as 5000 years ago, the allure of the sea inspired humans to recreate its essence in miniature, artistic forms, as public baths where ancient rituals would take place. Since then, it has become quite normal to immerse ourselves in cooling waters, in the privacy of our homes and without religious incentives. Reflections of water and light are captured in countless, unique ways in the more than two hundred compelling images that comprise this catalogue.Swimming pools have rapidly become status symbols and the source for many diverse experiences: leisure-time athletics, relaxation, or the simple pleasure of just being in water. It is no wonder then that filmmakers and photographers constantly return to the swimming pool as a subject and setting.
  • Author
    Francis Hodgson
  • Publisher
    Hatje Cantz
  • Release
    May 2018
  • Binding
    hb
  • Format
    20 pages, 200 illustrations. 23 x 27 cm
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    nyp due 10/6/18
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    available