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Bathroom Design Balancing function, economy, and luxury by Gordon F. Tully No element in a house is harder to deal with than the bathroom. How private should a bathroom be? How many are needed in a house? What types of fixtures should one choose, and how should they be arranged? How small can a bathroom be and still work well? These issues are clearly and wittily discussed in a remarkable book called The Bathroom, written by Alexander Kira in 1966 and revised in 1976, and published in paperback by Viking. The book also deals with more general issues: how we feel about elimination, sex, and grooming (and where these ideas come from), how our bodies actually work, and what toilet fixtures