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Title Backyard oasis : the swimming pool in Southern California photography, 1945-1982 / edited by Daniell Cornell ; research team essays, Daniell Cornell ... [et al.] ; with a contribution by Robert Atkins.

Imprint Munich ; New York : Delmonico Books ; Palm Springs, Calif. : Palm Springs Art Museum, c2012.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    779.4794 BAC    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    779.36 BAC    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 256 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Note Published on the occasion of an exhibition held at Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, California, January 21-May 27, 2012.
"Pacific Standard Time: art in L.A., 1945-1980"--T.p. verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 248-249) and index.
Contents Introduction : Swimming in the American dream / Daniell Cornell -- Exposed desires : poolside reflections on celebrity / Daniell Cornell -- Swimming alone : the backyard pool in Cold War California / Jennifer A. Watts -- Designing nature : the pool in the garden / Robert Stearns -- From beefcake to skatecake : shifting depictions of masculinity and the backyard swimming pool in southern California / Tyler Stallings -- My beach boyhood : a personal history of southern California in the 1960s / Robert Atkins -- Hole : swimming... floating... sinking... drowning / Dick Hebdige.
Subject Architectural photography -- California -- Exhibitions.
Landscape photography -- California -- Exhibitions.
Portrait photography -- California -- Exhibitions.
Swimming pools -- California -- Pictorial works -- Exhibitions.
Swimming pools -- Social aspects -- United States -- Exhibitions.
Added Author Cornell, Daniell.
Atkins, Robert.
Palm Springs Art Museum.
Pacific Standard Time (Exhibition)
ISBN 3791351761

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