Leonard Koren was trained as an artist and architect. He is the founder and publisher of WET: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing. Subsequently he began writing, designing—and later also publishing—books about design and aesthetic-related subjects. Among Koren’s books are Wabi-Sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers, Which “Aesthetics” Do You Mean: Ten Definitions, and over a dozen other titles.
Second Life: Making WET by Leonard Koren
When Leonard Koren, a graduate of UCLA’s School of Architecture, founded WET: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing in 1976, he vowed never to take it seriously. Published over a period of 5 years, the 84 issues of WET regularly featured art, music, fashion, nudity, and hot water-related phenomena.