The Joy of Swimming A Celebration of Our Love for Getting in the Water


In this enchanting volume, beloved artist Lisa Congdon invites readers to take a delightful dip into the joy of swimming. Every page is filled with beautiful and thoughtful celebrations of getting in the water, and what makes it so cherished, meditative, and energizing: from watercolor portraits paired with personal stories of how swimming has affected real people’s lives, to illustrated inspirational quotes, to collections of vintage ephemera and objects—colorful swim caps, bathing suits through the ages, traditional pool signs, and more—all interspersed with the inviting, clear blue waters of oceans, lakes, and swimming pools. A preface from record-breaking long-distance swimmer and bestselling author Lynne Cox offers an appreciation of Congdon’s artwork from a swimmer’s point of view. With an emphasis on swimming as a way of life—diving in, going with the flow—this beautiful volume will speak to serious swimmers, vacation paddlers, and anyone pondering the high dive.

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ISBN:

9781452144139

Format:

Paperback

Pages:

144

RRP:

$34.99

Category:

Art and Photography

Publisher:

Chronicle Books

Published:

01 May 2016

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lisa Congdon