California Summer

Backyard Oasis — a colorful survey of swimming pools in Southern California photography from 1945 to 1982, which was recently on exhibit at the Palm Springs Art Museum and also comes as a comprehensive, table-top monograph, published by Prestel — captures the power of the shapely pools and beauties that surround them, in all of its glory. Below are selections from the show, including work from David Hockney, Herb Ritts, Kenda North, Loretta Ayeroff and Michael Childers.