Books in the Bath


A beautiful, abandoned 16th century hammam (Turkish bath) was recently revived into a contemporary art library as part of the Urban Dreams Festival in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. The Art Today Association and Center for Contemporary Art’s archives were featured in the spiral wooden structure, which slopes up from the floor to provide a seating area with plush pillows. Bookshelves rise from the other side of the circle, with a computer station for searching the Center’s archives. The structure will inhabit the bath in celebration of the Festival for a month.