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The Resource 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

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

Label
Backyard oasis : the swimming pool in Southern California photography, 1945-1982
Title
Backyard oasis
Title remainder
the swimming pool in Southern California photography, 1945-1982
Statement of responsibility
edited by Daniell Cornell ; research team essays, Daniell Cornell ... [et al.] ; with a contribution by Robert Atkins
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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. Since the end of World War II, Southern California's backyard pools--those blue-green oases in an otherwise often arid landscape--have symbolized any number of American ideals: optimism, wealth, consumerism, escape, physical beauty, and the triumph of people over nature. Simultaneously, the field of photography developed as a transformative method for recording the human condition. This exhibition catalog celebrates the nexus of these two phenomena in a one-of -kind collection that features more than two hundred works by more than forty postwar artists and photographers. It presents works by photographers and artists including Bill Anderson, John Baldessari, Ruth Bernhard, David Hockney, Herb Ritts, Ed Ruscha, Julius Shulman, and Larry Sultan. Thematically grouped into topics ranging from the rise of celebrity culture, suburbia and dystopia, avant garde architectural landscape design, and the cult of the body, these images offer a rich study of the cultural connotations of the swimming pool. Six insightful essays provide a comprehensive overview of the development of the swimming pool and its attendant aesthetic and social culture." --P [4] of cover
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
779/.36074794
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TR659
LC item number
.B33 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
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  • Cornell, Daniell
  • Atkins, Robert
  • Palm Springs Art Museum
  • Pacific Standard Time (Exhibition)
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  • Architectural photography
  • Landscape photography
  • Portrait photography
  • Swimming pools
  • Swimming pools
Label
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
Instantiates
Publication
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 note
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
Control code
ocn755080553
Dimensions
29 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
256 p.
Isbn
9783791351766
Lccn
2011039304
Other physical details
chiefly ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)755080553
Label
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
Publication
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 note
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
Control code
ocn755080553
Dimensions
29 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
256 p.
Isbn
9783791351766
Lccn
2011039304
Other physical details
chiefly ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)755080553

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