Backyard Oasis: The Swimming Pool in Southern California Photography 1945-1982

Backyard Oasis: The Swimming Pool in Southern California Photography 1945-1982 book cover
Backyard Oasis: The Swimming Pool In Southern California Photography 1945-1982Edited by Daniell Cornell ISBN: 978-3-7913-5176-6

b/w photo of family pool

photo of girl diving and man on phone in pool

Backyard Oasis is an astounding display of full-page photographs depicting the history of the swimming pool in California.

However, this book goes beyond the visuals. Six essays, along with an introduction written by Cornell, give the reader an insight and historical background to the meaning of the swimming pool in California. Let’s just say it’s a lot more than some pretty pictures.

Backyard Oasis, the accompanying exhibition, will be on display at the Palm Springs Art Museum through May 27, 2012. The book is available through Prestel Publishing, major booksellers and Amazon.com.

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