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A showcase of the current culture and architecture, protagonists and ideas, and treatments and aims of twenty-first-century wellbeing. One of life's greatest pleasures is a day spent rejuvenating the body and nourishing the spirit. Humans have practiced self-care for centuries--in the sweat lodges of the American Southwest, Roman baths, the hammams of the Ottoman Empire, Japanese onsens, and Finnish saunas. Today, a new interest in self-care is redefining how we accomplish wellness, and there have never been more options. In our increasingly switched-on lives, a growing industry of highly choreographed experiences is geared to help us switch off. Be Well is a journey around the world's most extraordinary spaces for achieving this, looking at the innovative practices they offer and how to carry them into everyday life.

 

Details

ISBN: 9783899559958
Audience: General
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 256
Publication Date: 24 Mar 2020
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag
Publication City, Country: Berlin, Germany
Dimensions (cm): 26(H) x 21(L)

 

Reviews

"highlights the architects and care of the 21st century" -- DIM DAM DOM "The efforts we make to nourish body and spirit go under the spotlight in timely new tome 'Be Well', which unpicks the 'second-coming' of self-care." -- ELLE DECORATION UK

 

Author Biography

Kari Molvar is a writer and editor focusing on wellness as seen through the lens of design, culture, and style. She is an online contributor to T: The New York Times Style Magazine and the founder of Rutine Matters. Her work appears in Vogue and The Wall Street Journal, among other titles.

Be Well: New Spa and Bath Culture and the Art of Being Well
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