This is an ongoing chronicle of the many and varied public, semi-private and private pools of the Los Angeles area, as well as other swimmable bodies of water.

It is intended as a resource for those avid swimmers out there who want the low-down on where to go (and where not to go) for some acquatic action in our fair city.

27th March 2012

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"MAKING WET: THE MAGAZINE OF GOURMET BATHING" BOOK RELEASE PARTY @ LA LUZ DE JESUS GALLERY, 3/28, 6-9 PM

OMG, I really want to go to this event tomorrow, but I can’t!! You should go in my place and report back to me on what I missed. No matter what, I intend to get my hands on a copy of the book!

Here is a bit more info from the LAWeekly (or go here for more info and images):

Splish-Splash, What’s a Gourmet Bath? By Shana Nys Dambrot

Among the many influential contributions of the world-famous community of artists and writers from the genius, sunny fringe of American arts and letters that was Venice Beach in the late ’70s and early ’80s, we will no longer forget to count WET: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing. A sort of pet project among artists, writers, and innovative graphic designers, the periodical fundamentally celebrated the culture of spas, hot springs, mud baths and the like — with regular excursions into the adjacent realms of written and visual culture. Part conceptual exercise, part art project, and part inside joke, its love of natural luxury was completely serious, as was its impact on new wave design and subsequent purveyors of Postmodern publishing from Ray Gun to Interview. Now a new book celebrates the archive and inspiration for the undertaking, chronicling its inception and execution in a compendium of images and words of highlights and previously unpublished materials that looks not only at its accomplishments but at its legacy. Hot mud not included. La Luz de Jesus, 4633 Hollywood Blvd.; Wed, March 28, 6-9 p.m.; free. (323) 663-0122. laluzdejesus.com.

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