Lido

Lido A Dip Into Outdoor Swimming Pools - The History, Design and People Behind Them

Hardback (06 Aug 2020) | English

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Synopsis

A celebration of outdoor swimming - looking at the history, design and social aspect of pools.

Few experiences can beat diving into a pool in the fresh air, swimming with blue skies above you. Whether it's a dip into a busy and bustling city pool on a sweltering summer day, or taking the plunge in icy waters, the lido provides a place of peace in a frenetic world. 

The book begins with a history of outdoor pools - their grand beginnings after the buttoned-up Victorian era, their falling popularity in the 20th century, and the newfound appreciation for the outdoor pool, or lido, and outdoor swimming in the 21st century.

Journalist and architectural historian Christopher Beanland picks the very best of the outdoor pools around the world, including the Icebergs Pool on Bondi Beach, Australia; the 137m seawater pool in Vancouver, Canada; Siza's concrete sea pools in Porto, Portugal; the restored art deco pool in Saltdean, UK, and the pool at the Zollverein Coal Mines in Essen, Germany. The book also features lost lidos and the fascinating history behind the architecture of the pools, along with essays on swimming pools in art, and the importance of pools in Australia. In addition there are interviews with pool users around the globe about why they swim. The book is illustrated throughout with beautiful colour photography, as well as archive photography and advertising. 

About the Publisher

Batsford

Batsford

Pavilion Books is a thriving independent London-based publisher specialising in illustrated books and digital content for the UK and all international markets. We publish around 200 books a year under our range of established imprints Batsford, Conway, Collins & Brown, National Trust, Pavilion, Pavilion Children’s, Portico, Robson and Salamander. Our high-profile authors include Oz Clarke, James May and Bruce Parry, and we specialise in managing brand-led publishing programmes with large organisations such as Good Housekeeping and The National Trust. At the core of our business are specialist lists such as wine, naval history, craft, cookery and textile art.

Book information

ISBN: 9781849945844
Publisher: Pavilion Books
Imprint: Batsford
Pub date:
DEWEY: 725.7409
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 11875
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 1170g
Height: 223mm
Width: 282mm
Spine width: 26mm