UNDESIGNING THE BATH by Leonard Koren
Stone Bridge Press, 1996, First edition, 112 pp., 6" X 9", Softcover
Very good with sticker residue on rear cover
Why are most designers (architectural, interior, or industrial) incapable of creating deeply satisfying bathing environments? Because the key metaphors of design--efficiency, slick modernity, overwhelming visual appeal--are antagonistic to a profound bathing experience. Extraordinary baths instead are complex and distinctly elemental--earthy, sensual, and animistic. They are created by natural geological processes or by composers of sensory arousal working in an intuitive, poetic, open-minded--undesign--manner.