The Springboard in the Pond
Thomas van Leeuwen looks at the swimming pool as a thoroughly modern and American space, a mirror of a society that expresses itself in its obsession with hygiene, skin, and recreation. In The Springboard in the Pond, then, he takes a close look at the highly trafficked subject of the swimming pool.
Thomas A. P. van Leeuwen, The Springboard in the Pond. Massachusetts 1998, image: Lea Eisold.