Over 180 degrees
in the dead of winter, The Opposite of Cold celebrates the rich tradition of Finnish saunas in the Western Great Lakes region. The culture and practice of these saunas have become integrated into the life of many North Country cultures
and this book explains the joy that these steaming forts provide. Detailing the historic importance of saunas as well as their unique architecture and design, discover the oldest sauna in North America in addition to more contemporary saunas built by noted architects
. More than 167 color images display saunas from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ontario and Finland. If you are a sauna-lover or just an American history buff, you will be delighted by this book about the Finnish sauna tradition and its continued
vitality. Table of Contents: Foreword by David Salmela Introduction: The Sign of the Finn by Arnold R. Alanen Sauna in the New World Immigrant Saunas in the Lake Superior Region Finland?s Sauna Culture The North American...