‘LIDO’, an Italian word for beach. In the British English context of meaning a ‘LIDO’ is an outdoor or municipal swimming pool. But is Lido perhaps more than just a word? Rather an attitude towards life? As Christopher Beanland ponders in his introduction whether "perhaps water never left our souls when it left our lungs”- LIDO tells us about history, design and people behind outdoor pools, and perhaps also about the attitude towards life.
Christopher Beanland, LIDO, 2020.