“Spaces intended for entertainment” has been an ongoing exhibition theme at Villa Noailles, and this year DOMESTIC POOLS will cover “vernacular and industrial types of private pools… which have left their mark on twentieth-century architecture.”*
Included in the show are works by Alvar Aalto, Ricardo Bofill, Albert Frey, Adolf Loos, Julia Morgan, Robert Mallet-Stevens (the villa’s architect), and Rem Koolhaas.
DOMESTIC POOLS, through March 18.
VILLA NOAILLES, Montée de Noailles, Hyères.
See Francine du Plessix Gray, “The Surrealists’ Muse”: newyorker.com/the-surrealists-muse
Top left: Balthus, Marie-Laure de Noailles. Top right: Man Ray, Marie-Laure de Noailles.
Bottom: Domestic Pools. Image credit: Villa Noailles.