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Hatje Cantz

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Hardcover, 9 x 10.75 in. / 240 pgs / 200 color.

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Catalog: FALL 2018 p. 11   

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ISBN 9783775744096 TRADE
List Price: $55.00 CDN $72.50

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PHOTOGRAPHERS INCLUDE:
■ Henri Cartier-Bresson
■ Gigi Cifali
■ Stuart Franklin
■ Harry Gruyaert
■ Emma Hartvig
■ Jacques Henri Lartigue
■ Joel Meyerowitz
■ Martin Parr
■ Paolo Pellegrin
■ Mack Sennett
■ Alec Soth
■ Larry Sultan
■ Alex Webb

  

HATJE CANTZ

The Swimming Pool in Photography

Text by Francis Hodgson.

"House on the cliff" features the architecture of  Fran Silvestre Arquitectos as photographed by Diego Opazo and is reproduced from "The Swimming Pool in Photography."

A photographic leap into cooling waters

The Swimming Pool in Photography invites readers to dive into the cultural history of swimming pools.

As long as 5,000 years ago, the allure of the sea inspired humans to recreate its essence in miniature artistic forms, such as public baths where ancient rituals would take place. Since then, swimming pools have become status symbols and a source for a gamut of purposes from athletics to the simple pleasure of just being in water. It is no wonder, then, that filmmakers and photographers constantly return to the swimming pool as a subject and setting.

Reflections of water and light are captured in countless unique ways in the more than 200 compelling images of pools and swimmers that comprise this catalog. The Swimming Pool in Photography includes works by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Gigi Cifali, Stuart Franklin, Harry Gruyaert, Emma Hartvig, Jacques Henri Lartigue, Joel Meyerowitz, Martin Parr, Paolo Pelligrin, Mack Sennett, Alec Soth, Larry Sultan, Alex Webb and many others.


"House on the cliff" features the architecture of Fran Silvestre Arquitectos as photographed by Diego Opazo and is reproduced from "The Swimming Pool in Photography."

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

W Magazine

Stephanie Eckhardt

Dive into some of the world's most enticing pools.

Creative Boom

From the Art Nouveau-style bathing houses at the turn of the last century to the history behind the design of American pools in the 1950s to the basins that were repurposed as skate parks in California in the 1970s, you can enjoy immersing yourself in the destinations we long for on hot days.

AnOther

Tish Wrigley

As this joyous edit of images proves, our relationship with the pool is far more complex than simply somewhere to exercise in or laze around nearby.

CNN Style

Oscar Holland

Whether it's an infinity pool in Alicante, Spain, or the rooftop of Le Corbusier's "Cité Radieuse" in Marseille, pools are, perhaps, objects of beauty in their own right.

Vanity Fair

Eric Bard

Captures the swimming pool in various forms around the world, in cities present and eras passed... a reminder that pool hopping through a memory can outline a life.

Cool Hunting

Striking imagery showcase everything from the artificial beach inside the Ocean Dome in Miyazaki, Japan to empty outdoor pools in Kabul.

Paris Review

Hunter Braithwaite

Hodgson’s book is a demonstration of how swimming pools are genetically photogenic. Perhaps it’s that a pool somewhat resembles a photograph: a field of glittering action, bordered by white. Or that before digital cameras, to develop a photograph meant to submerge it in a series of three pools—developer, stop bath, fixer. Or that both center around the joys of seeing—light dancing on water, bodies glowing in the sun. Photography might as well have been invented for swimming pools.

Wall Street Journal

Alexandra Wolfe

Chronicles the history of the pool from its health-minded origins in the late 1800s through its emergence as a status symbol to photograph.

LA Weekly

Beige Luciano-Adams

A watery lens through which to view class, gender, culture, fashion, art, nationalism, economics and ecology. It is the people, objects and architecture in and around the water that you will respond to.

New York Magazine

Take a refreshing dip through the best swimming pools ever captured in still images.

Kirkus

Ideal for the photography lover or anyone in cold climates who needs a visual reminder of warmer spots.

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'The Swimming Pool in Photography' featured in the 'Wall Street Journal'

'The Swimming Pool in Photography' featured in the 'Wall Street Journal'

Diego Opalo's 2012 photograph of the infinity pool at a cliffside house by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos in Alicante, Spain, is reproduced from The Swimming Pool in Photography, a summertime staff favorite featured this week in the Wall Street Journal. "It is the social history of the pools which is extraordinary," Francis Hodgson writes in his Introduction, "as though the water really did permit every kind of transformation. There always seems to be some kind of liberation fighting to emerge from the water. And there is always a camera there to hold the view." continue to blog


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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 6/9/2018

Celebrate summer with 'The Swimming Pool in Photography'

Celebrate summer with 'The Swimming Pool in Photography'

Reproduced from Hatje Cantz's addictive new summer release, The Swimming Pool in Photography, this 1961 photograph captures an unusual parking debacle, in which a drunken driver has attempted to park his vehicle in a Beverly Hills pool, believing it to be a parking space. (Nobody was injured in the process.) This year, there is no better book to celebrate the beginning of the swim season. Features photographs by Martin Parr, Deanna Templeton, Joel Meyerowitz, Alec Soth, Slim Aarons, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Carol M. Highsmith and dozens more! continue to blog


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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 12/6/2018

'The Swimming Pool in Photography' is a Staff Favorite Holiday Gift Book, 2018

'The Swimming Pool in Photography' is a Staff Favorite Holiday Gift Book, 2018

This 1950s H. Armstrong Roberts photograph of an American woman sunbathing by the side of a pool is one of 200 vintage and contemporary images collected in Holiday Gift Staff Favorite, The Swimming Pool in Photography. "Water is a metaphorical gift, of course," Francis Hodgson writes. "In mythology, it is routinely the place where transformation happens: sirens and selkies and mermaids and baptism and the birth of Venus… no need to hammer home the point… Even in the relative tameness of a pool, water is a gift to a photographer: it gives near-nudity, and it gives light, both at the same time. No wonder photographers love pools." continue to blog


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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 6/10/2018

Suburban, exotic, utterly private, boisterously public, a threat or a blessing: 'The Swimming Pool in Photography'

Suburban, exotic, utterly private, boisterously public, a threat or a blessing: 'The Swimming Pool in Photography'

This 1962 photograph of Blandine Fagedet, winner of a women's diving contest, plunging into the Piscine Georges-Vallery in Paris, is reproduced from The Swimming Pool in Photography. "It is just a tub of water, big enough to get into," Francis Hodgson writes. "But the stories come from everywhere. Out of the fears, one group of strands of history: fear of disease, fear of the industrial working class, fear of water. Out of the joys, another group of strands: the joy of immersion, of swimming itself, of skin and the hope of sex, of sun and health and leisure. Stories out of architecture and social planning: out of wealth itself. The swimming pool has been at different times and places suburban, exotic, utterly private, boisterously public, a threat or a blessing. It is, quite obviously, capable of every kind of symbolism from the rude assertion of financial status to an almost mystical fluidity of meanings that neatly complements the great puddle of chlorinated water that it holds." continue to blog


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