By Massimo Listri
Rizzoli,$50.00, 272 pages

I don’t care what anybody says, there’s nothing better than soaking in a hot, bubble bath with a good book and a glass of wine! Magnificent Baths: Private Indulgences from Baroque to Minimalist gives bath lovers lots to ponder and dream about. From decadent, molded-marble, spacious bathrooms the size of small airports to bamboo tubs in the great outdoors this book covers them all and almost everything in between. Although, not one photo depicts a “regular” bathroom in any way but there are many that cover the fabulous lifestyle, the oddly-shaped home, the simplistic tastes and of course, the more-money-than-God lifestyle as well. ||This coffee table book will be a great conversation starter or shut your guests up as they fantasize about taking a bath in their favorite dream tub. Large glossy photos and a panoramic lens add to the ambiance of enjoying this book page by glorious page. Beautiful just doesn’t describe this book. What an enjoyable photo book to escape into and get ideas from even in the smallest sense. Ironically, this bathtub book is too darn big to read in the bathtub!

Reviewed by M. Chris Johnson