Lido : A Dip Into Outdoor Swimming Pools: the History, Design and People Behind Them

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    • Publication Type:
      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      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.
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    • Related ISBNs:
      9781849945844. 9781849946780.
    • Accession Number:
      2571091
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    • ABNT:
      CHRISTOPHER BEANLAND. Lido : A Dip Into Outdoor Swimming Pools: the History, Design and People Behind Them. London: Batsford, 2020. ISBN 9781849945844. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2571091. Acesso em: 22 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Christopher Beanland. Lido : A Dip Into Outdoor Swimming Pools: The History, Design and People Behind Them. Batsford; 2020. Accessed October 22, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2571091
    • APA:
      Christopher Beanland. (2020). Lido : A Dip Into Outdoor Swimming Pools: the History, Design and People Behind Them. Batsford.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Christopher Beanland. 2020. Lido : A Dip Into Outdoor Swimming Pools: The History, Design and People Behind Them. London: Batsford. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2571091.
    • Harvard:
      Christopher Beanland (2020) Lido : A Dip Into Outdoor Swimming Pools: the History, Design and People Behind Them. London: Batsford. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2571091 (Accessed: 22 October 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Christopher Beanland 2020, Lido : A Dip Into Outdoor Swimming Pools: the History, Design and People Behind Them, Batsford, London, viewed 22 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Christopher Beanland. Lido : A Dip Into Outdoor Swimming Pools: The History, Design and People Behind Them. Batsford, 2020. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2571091.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Christopher Beanland. Lido : A Dip Into Outdoor Swimming Pools: The History, Design and People Behind Them. London: Batsford, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2571091.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Christopher Beanland. Lido : A Dip Into Outdoor Swimming Pools: the History, Design and People Behind Them [Internet]. London: Batsford; 2020 [cited 2020 Oct 22]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2571091