Lee Baxandall has traveled a variety of career paths. He has been an author, editor, and translator of works on social psychology, psychological theory, esthetics, literature, politics, and art criticism. He has been a dramatist, producer, and a director in New York, Berlin, and Paris, However, he is most well known for his book World Guide to Nude Beaches and Resorts, first published in 1980 and regularly updated. The book is illustrated with colored photos and gives the reader directions to the sans-clothing vacation sites. World Guide to Nude Beaches and Resorts is an outgrowth of Baxandall's involvement with the Naturist Society. He is president of the group, which advocates clothing-optional beaches, body affirmation, and nude recreation. Baxandall was born in 1935 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He was educated at the University of Wisconsin (B.S. 1957; M.S. 1958, in English literature; Ph.D. work, 1958-1961 in World Literature and European Intellectual History). Baxandall makes his home in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, where he says he appreciates the sense of roots and history the place gives him.
Lee Baxandall's World Guide to Nude Beaches & Recreation: New for the '90s