Hot Water: Bathing and the Contemporary Bathroom

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Jane Withers
Soma Books, Oct 1, 2003 - House & Home - 160 pages
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Bathing has become more than a hygienic chore, and bathrooms have become special spaces for privacy, relaxation, and personal enrichment. Hot Water explores this phenomenon by looking in detail at contemporary bathing environments.

Part One, "Function and Space, " looks at all types of bathrooms, with attention to the aesthetics of the space and solutions to structural problems. Part Two, "The Hardware, " explores plumbing and materials from a visual and functional point of view. Part Three, "Technical Support, " offers specific advice and contact information.

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Contents

Attitudes Toward Bathing
7
Bathing Traditions
14
Development of the Modern Bathroom
27
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About the author (2003)

Withers writes on design and architecture. She studied art history and design history and ws an associate editor for Elle Decoration UK.

Kicherer is an architecture, interior and design photographer.

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