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The allure of the swimming pool

2018-06-08 12:04:27  source: www.theguardian.com [Reprint]  author:   editor: 斫子 Su Yuezhuo
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The Swimming Pool in Photography, published in July by Hatje Cantz, explores the pool as object and enigma


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A swimming pool at Mount Vernon Seminary and College, a women’s college in Washington DC, photographed in the 1920s or 30s

Photograph: Frances Benjamin Johnston/Library of Congress

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Betty Slade, Great Britain’s champion diver, performing a back dive during a training session at Wood Green baths, London, in 1939
Photograph: Fox Photos/Getty Images

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Sunbathing at the Deligny pool in Paris, 1950
Photograph: Keystone-France/Getty Images

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The Holborn Oasis swimming pool in London, 1955
Photograph: Monte Fresco Jnr./Getty Images

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Tourists at the Tahiti Motel pool in Wildwood, New Jersey, photographed between 1950 and 1966
Photograph: Aladdin Color Inc/Getty Images

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The American swimmer Esther Williams performing in the musical showcase Esther Williams at Cypress Gardens, 1960
Photograph: NBC/Getty Images

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A submerged car ‘parked’ by its drunken owner in a pool in Beverly Hills, California, in 1961
Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

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Guests are served cocktails beside the dome-covered pool at the International Inn Hotel in Washington DC, 1963
Photograph: Yale Joel/The LIFE Picture Collection/Gett

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An underwater evacuation drill is performed with a sunken plane at the Civil Aeromedical Institute in Oklahoma City, 1966
Photograph: Yale Joel/Getty Images

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A lawn chair remains as nature takes over the indoor pool area at the long-closed Grossinger’s Catskill Resort Hotel in Liberty, New York, 2012
Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images

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An infinity pool at a clifftop house designed by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos in Alicante, Spain, 2012
Photograph: Diego Opazo

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The Brazilian diver Jucelino Junior dives from the 10-metre platform during a training session before the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Havana, Cuba, in 2014
Photograph: Dean Treml/Getty Images

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The Dutch men’s water polo team swim for the ball during a World League match against Croatia in Eindhoven, Netherlands, in 2017
Photograph: Andy Astfalck/NurPhoto / Getty Image

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