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The Springboard in the Pond: An Intimate History of the Swimming Pool (Graham Foundation/MIT Press Series in Contemporary Architectural Discourse) Paperback – 3 Apr 2000

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  • Paperback: 330 pages
  • Publisher: MIT Press; New Ed edition (3 April 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0262720329
  • ISBN-13: 978-0262720328
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 2.3 x 26.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,145,755 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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" "The Springboard in the Pond" is a bracing intellectual plunge. A searching exploration of manners, morals, and darker truths in cultural and architectural history, it is both insightfully serious and wildly funny." -- Thomas S. Hines, "Los Angeles Times" " [R]ichly written and generously illustrated... van Leeuwen succeeds in showing us the depths beneath the tinest ripples of history." -- Phil Patton, "Civilization"

& quot; The Springboard in the Pond is a bracing intellectual plunge. A searching exploration of manners, morals, and darker truths in cultural and architectural history, it is both insightfully serious and wildly funny.& quot; -- Thomas S. Hines, Los Angeles Times & quot; [R]ichly written and generously illustrated... van Leeuwen succeeds in showing us the depths beneath the tinest ripples of history.& quot; -- Phil Patton, Civilization

""The Springboard in the Pond" is a bracing intellectual plunge. A searching exploration of manners, morals, and darker truths in cultural and architectural history, it is both insightfully serious and wildly funny."--Thomas S. Hines, "Los Angeles Times""[R]ichly written and generously illustrated... van Leeuwen succeeds in showing us the depths beneath the tinest ripples of history."--Phil Patton, "Civilization"


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