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Daniell Cornell; Palm Springs Art Museum.; et al
|Notes:||"Published on the occasion of the exhibition Backyard Oasis: The Swimming Pool in Southern California Photography, 1945-1982, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, California, January 21-May 27, 2012."|
|Description:||256 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.|
|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.
|Responsibility:||edited by Daniell Cornell ; research team essays, Daniell Cornell ... [et al.] ; with a contribution by Robert Atkins.|
"Southern California's pool culture is the subject of this unique and luscious collection of photographs that explore the parallel evolution of an iconic symbol and an artistic genre."--Photo-eye,