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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. Republished in its entirety from the original first edition of 1992, including 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. The pool is seen as architecture, as sculpture, as gathering place, and as art--seductive, dreamlike, romantic--in a unique collection of photographs taken from the '20s through the '50s by the great photographers--Latrigue, Stieglitz, Munkacsi, Weston, Mapplethorpe, Weber, and others. 189 photographs, many in full color.