The Modern Sauna: And Related Facilities by Allan KonyaThe Modern Sauna: And Related Facilities by Allan Konya

The Modern Sauna: And Related Facilities

byAllan Konya

Paperback | April 1, 2017

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This highly practical book is impressive in its thoroughness. It is an 'everything you need to know' reference complete with full design and construction details along with numerous examples of excellence from Finland, Sweden and the USA. It is illustrated with over 150 drawings and more than 300 photographs most of which are in colour. What reviewers have said about an earlier work by Allan Konya on this subject: "The book has been assembled with obvious devotion to, and a quietly persuasive enthusiasm for, the subject and is packed with pictures and drawings capturing that enthusiasm. It is a must for anyone designing or building a sauna or thinking about owning one." The Architects' Journal "Allan Konya has written the most complete text on the Finnish sauna, covering the broad spectrum from the origin and rituals (something often overlooked), design and construction, materials, siting and layout. Every facet of the subject is thoroughly covered in detail and one comes away feeling he has finally understood what it takes to make a 'good' sauna. ..Anyone interested in designing, building or using a sauna should try to locate this book. It is the 'bible' of the Finnish sauna and is far superior to any other text on the subject. I have designed and built several saunas and still find useful information and inspiration in this book."

Title:The Modern Sauna: And Related FacilitiesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:276 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.72 inShipping dimensions:11 × 8.5 × 0.72 inPublished:April 1, 2017Publisher:Archimedia Press LimitedLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0956432352

ISBN - 13:9780956432353


Table of Contents

Introduction; 1 - The History of the Bath; 2 - The Origins of Sauna; 3 - The Ritual & Comfort Conditions; 4 - Types, Layout & Site; 5 - Ancillary Facilities; 6 - Related Facilities; 7 - Materials, Design & Construction;

8 - Heating the sauna; 9 - Making the Most of Your own Sauna; Appendix 1 - Timber - Physical Properties & Choice; Appendix 2 - Examples of Contemporary Saunas; Glossary: Sources of Information; Epilogue & acknowledgements