A bunch of baths books:
some of the better books on baths
published during the life of this website

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Victorian Turkish Baths: their origin, development, and gradual decline
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1913: Design of the Turkish bath / Cosgrave     2003: Turkish baths / Yılmazkaya
2004: Cathedrals of the flesh / Brue     2004: Victoria Baths / Williams
You are here     2006: Water is best / Durie
2010: Hammaming in the Sham / Boggs

Islamic hammams


From Fez to Samarkand, from Tunis to Istanbul, Pascal Meunier's beautiful photographs take us on a tour inside Islamic hammams, penetrating their intimacies, portraying the ancient art of the shampooer, or bathers lost in deep meditation.

Meunier spent seven years roaming the Arabic-Muslim world and has been published in Le Monde 2, L'Espresso, El Pais, El Mundo, and Newsweek. Its 160 pages are an absolute joy.

Meunier, Pascal Hammams (Paris: Dakota, 2005)

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