Leonard Koren

Undesigning the Bath


A rare, out-of-print cult classic by bathing aficionado and author of Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers – Undesigning the Bath proposes the thesis that essentially no great bath post-industrialism has been or can be 'designed'. With playful arrogance, Koren boldly lays out both the subjective and objective details which make up a great bath, and how technological virtuosity has no rightful place in the sacred space that is the bath.

Featuring images of and taking inspiration from traditional Apache sweat lodges and Turkish hammams, to California mud baths and travertine hot springs.

Soft cover with black and white photographs throughout.

Edition: 1996.

Condition: Generally excellent, handwritten remnants on the front inside cover.

Measures ~6"x9". 111 pages.