WET, "The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing and Beyond," was founded by Leonard Koren in Venice, CA and ran for 34 issues from 1976-1981. It became renowned for its unusual mix of design, fashion, art, nudity and the emerging wholistic health trends of the 1970s. While it was influential in fashion and design, it did regularly feature articles and information related to baths and bathing, saunas, showering and other manner of personal and public hydro culture. It also featured inspired ads for new and trendsetting LA brands and boutiques such as Peter Shire, The Soap Plant and others.
This January/February 1979 issue features articles on Paul Bowles drinking tea in the desert, mud architecture, electric light baths, Ruth Revzen/love witch, photos by Marcia Resnick, a rad designed 1979 calendar covering 12 pages, and more. Subscriptions cards still present. Scarce. Item #1138.
Condition: Very Good-, some edgewear and reader's creasing at spine; light dimpling to covers; faint image of a coffee cup circular stain to front cover; 1.25" corner of first page (ads) in the shape of a half circle is missing; toning to newsprint pages.