Taking the Waters: Spirit, Art, Sensuality

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Abbeville Press, 1992 - Social Science - 224 pages
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Illustrated with a diverse collection of historic and contemporary artwork, travel posters, and photographs, this irresistible volume traces the evolution of spas from the sacred springs of prehistoric times to the Roman baths to the fabulous waterholes of elite society. 140 illustrations, 60 in full color.

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This is a lush and lovely book. She has a personable and easily relateable writing style that really makes me feel as if I am part of the experiences she is relating as well as makes me want to rush ... Read full review



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Alev Lytle Croutier, is the only Turkish woman to be published in as many as twenty countries. She is the author of the novel "The Palace of Tears" and two works of nonfiction, "Harem: The World Behind the Veil" and "Taking the Waters". She has also written and directed films, including "Tell Me a Riddle, " based on a novella by Tillie Olsen. Born and raised in Turkey, Croutier lives in San Francisco and Paris.

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