Pools (Rizzoli $75), with text by Kelly Klein, is an absolutely drop-dead gorgeous book of photographs of pools and watering holes around the world. Many of the photographs were taken by renowned photographers, including Robert Mapplethorne, Alfred Stieglitz, Maartin Munkacsi, Edward Weston, Bruce Weber, Jaques Henri-Lartigue, to name but a few... This book is oversized, beautifully printed, and exquisitely designed. If you have a coffee table, this is one book that belongs on it. -- The Santa Fe's Monthly Magazine of and for the Arts, Sept. 07
"Dive into the pages of Pools for a quick splash through some of the world's finest swimming sites." -- Coastal Living
"If you can't afford a swimming pool, a copy of Kelly Klein's classic book 'Pools' on your coffee table will inject a splash of color into even a nondescript Hamptons summer rental." -- Newsday
"Kelly Klein's 'Pools' captures the art and majesty of the swimming pool in all it social and radiant beauty...As a summer treat or as a historical perspective, 'Pools' is a welcome refresher and certainly one of the best coffee table art books of the year." -- Blog on Books
"provocative" "drop-dead photography spread" "the 187 images run the gamut from the old and majestic to the impossibly sexy" -- Riviera Magazine
About the Author
Kelly Klein is among America's foremost fashion, style, and design photographers. She graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and went on to work at Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein. Her iconic images have appeared in numerous magazines and she is also the author of Underworld, Cross, and Emotion. She lives in New York City. Esther Williams is a legendary American actress whose beauty, style, and love for swimming characterized aquatic Hollywood classics such as Neptune's Daughter, Million Dollar Mermaid, and Dangerous When Wet.