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The Art of the Bath

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Publisher Comments:

It is said that bathing connects mind and body, revives the senses, and invigorates the soul. The Art of the Bath is a sensuous guide to celebrating the ritual pleasure and healing art of bathing, offering a beautiful selection of photographs, poems, meditations, and sophisticated bathing suggestions. From the Turkish baths of Damascus and the pools of Pompeii to the steam rooms of Sweden and the bathhouses of Japan, here are the secrets to creating a steamy heaven on earth. The authors also dip their toes in outdoor baths, natural hot springs, mineral baths, mud baths, steams, and saunas. Including recipes for decadent bath-time refreshments such as Lemongrass and Thyme Tisane, and with ideas for fabulous scrubs, infusions, and aromatics, The Art of the Bath will inspire hours of heady pleasure in the old clawfoot.

Synopsis:

A sensuous guide to celebrating the ritual pleasure and healing art of bathing. The authors dip their toes in outdoor baths, natural hot springs, mineral baths, mud baths, steams, and saunas. Includes recipes for decadent bath-time refreshments such as Lemongrass and Thyme Tisane, and ideas for fabulous scrubs, infusions, and aromatics. 80 full-color photos.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 4) and index.

About the Author

Karl Petzke is the co-author, with Sara Slavin, of the award-winning book Espresso and is the photographer for Pears (both from Chronicle Books).

Sara Slavin is an art director and stylist who collaborates with photographers, designers, and publishers on editorial projects throughout the country. She has co-authored numerous books, including Espresso and The Art of the Bath (both published for Chron

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811816458
With:
Petke, Karl
Author:
Petzke, Karl
Author:
Slavin, Sara
Author:
Chronicle Books
Author:
Petke, Karl
Publisher:
Chronicle Books
Location:
San Francisco, Calif. :
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Beauty & Grooming - General
Subject:
Baths
Subject:
Bathing customs
Subject:
Baths -- History.
Subject:
Beauty & Grooming
Series Volume:
v. 9, no. 4
Publication Date:
19971001
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
108
Dimensions:
1 x 1 x 1 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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Product details 108 pages Chronicle Books - English 9780811816458 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A sensuous guide to celebrating the ritual pleasure and healing art of bathing. The authors dip their toes in outdoor baths, natural hot springs, mineral baths, mud baths, steams, and saunas. Includes recipes for decadent bath-time refreshments such as Lemongrass and Thyme Tisane, and ideas for fabulous scrubs, infusions, and aromatics. 80 full-color photos.
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