Beach Huts and Bathing Machines

Beach Huts and Bathing Machines

by Kathryn Ferry
     
 

Behind the enduring popularity of beach huts lies a story of classic British eccentricity. Immensely photogenic and appealing, these colorful seaside buildings are direct successors of the Georgian bathing machine, which first appeared in the 1730s as a peculiar device to protect the modesty of rich and fashionable bathers.
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Overview

Behind the enduring popularity of beach huts lies a story of classic British eccentricity. Immensely photogenic and appealing, these colorful seaside buildings are direct successors of the Georgian bathing machine, which first appeared in the 1730s as a peculiar device to protect the modesty of rich and fashionable bathers.
Kathryn Ferry paints a picture postcard view of the classic British seaside holiday through the history of beach huts and bathing machines, revealing how the changing fashions in society shaped their design and development. A fascinating celebration of the evolution of the beach hut from its unusual beginnings, to its status as a much-loved and sought-after structure by many a British holiday maker to this day.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780747807001
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
06/23/2009
Series:
Shire Library Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.18(d)

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