Taking the Waters: Spirit, Art, Sensuality by Alev Lytle Croutier (ISBN - 9781558592199)
(USED) Very good condition. Some damage to dust jacket.
"Ancients worshiped it, the rich and famous have been reveling in elaborate baths of it for centuries, and today, millions spend extra money to secure special bottles of it. Water, always central to culture and civilization, now has a book devoted to it. Illustrated with mythological, neoclassical, and romantic masterpieces, spa/travel posters of the Belle Epoque, and vintage as well as contemporary photographs, Taking the Waters traces the evolution of spas from the sacred springs of prehistoric times to the Roman baths to the fabulous watering holes of elite society in Europe, Asia, and the United States."