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.
Munich ; New York : Delmonico Books ; Palm Springs, Calif. : Palm Springs Art Museum, c2012.
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.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 248-249) and index.
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.