Bathing Houses and Plunge Pools Vivien Rolf

ISBN: 9780747808091

Published: May 24th 2011

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64 pages


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Bathing Houses and Plunge Pools  by  Vivien Rolf

Bathing Houses and Plunge Pools by Vivien Rolf
May 24th 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 64 pages | ISBN: 9780747808091 | 9.65 Mb

In the eighteenth century most large country estates boasted a bathing house or plunge pool in their grounds: fashionable theories promoted a cold plunge for both sexes for health and hygiene purposes. Built in all shapes and sizes, sometimes justMoreIn the eighteenth century most large country estates boasted a bathing house or plunge pool in their grounds: fashionable theories promoted a cold plunge for both sexes for health and hygiene purposes.

Built in all shapes and sizes, sometimes just for one person, occasionally for group bathing, they often reflected classical design.In addition to supposed health benefits, plunge pools provided somewhere away from the constraints and formality of life, and became a destination for walks, drives and alfresco entertainment.

Mid-century, doctors began to promote salt-water bathing and a new generation of coastal bathing houses grew up. From several hundred bathing houses and plunge pools still in existence, often in remote corners of beautiful landscapes, this book presents examples that reflect the diversity of the ideas and fashions which inspired them.



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