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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
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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."

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FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

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 5/27/2018

No wonder photographers love pools…

No wonder photographers love pools…

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 Memorial Day 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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Deanna Templeton: The Swimming Pool

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Text by Ed Templeton.

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