Twenty years after the initial publication of Pools, and its return to print in 2007, Kelly Klein brings new perspective to a subject that continues to epitomize status and style with the publication in October of the all-new Pools: Reflections.
Inspired to capture evolving tastes in architecture, design, art, fashion, and photography, Klein has assembled the most evocative images of extraordinary swimming pools around the world, with an emphasis, in this volume, on color photography that best illustrates contemporary pool design and its integration into cutting-edge architecture and breathtaking landscapes.
In Pools: Reflections Klein explores the artistry of pools from examples of their appearance in David Hockney’s art, to pools decorated with sculptures and installations by artists such as James Turrell, Tom Sachs, Robert Rauschenberg, and Frank West. Filtered through the lenses of photographers including Steven Klein, Bruce Weber, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Juergen Teller these images vary from examples of the pool as architecture within the landscape, to sensual images that evoke the enduring and undeniable appeal of this potent symbol of the good life.
About the Author
Kelly Klein graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and started her career in fashion at Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein. Klein is a well-regarded fashion, style, and design photographer, and her images have appeared in numerous magazines. She is also the author of Pools (2007) and Horse (2008), both published by Rizzoli. Klein lives in New York City, East Hampton, and Palm Beach.
Ms. Klein will donate all profits from the sale of the book to ACRIA, a leading, New York City-based AIDS research and education organization, working across the country and around the world to help people with HIV live longer, healthier lives. Since its founding more than 20 years ago, ACRIA has been championed tirelessly by the fashion, art, media, and design communities. For more info please visit www.acria.org