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The Bathroom
 
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Alexander Kira
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The Bathroom

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New and revised edition of the 1966 classic study on bathroom design. "...the bathroom is perhaps the most important private place in the house, and it's also unquestionably the most badly designed for each and every one of those functions....

Until publication of this study, no one had taken a serious look at the bathroom's function--sinks were invariably too small and to
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Hardcover, 272 pages
Published January 5th 1976 by Viking (first published January 1st 1976)
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Boniva
May 25, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: interior decorators, janitors
Alexander Kira, a professor of architecture wrote this book for bathroom designers, but we can all benefit from this informative and unintentionally (?) amusing book.

Originally published in 1966, The Bathroom Book details every aspect of public and private bathroom design - down to toilet ergonomics, urine trajectory analysis and many photographs and diagrams of people at nature's call. Kira's main point seems to be is that Western facilities are not ergonomic and no one's heinie is clean enoug
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