Descanso: An Urban Oasis Revealed

Descanso: An Urban Oasis Revealed


By (author) Warren Marr, By (author) David Brown


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  • Publisher: Balcony Press,U.S.
  • Format: Hardback | 96 pages
  • Dimensions: 234mm x 353mm x 20mm | 1,179g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Los Angeles, CA
  • ISBN 10: 1890449377
  • ISBN 13: 9781890449377
  • Illustrations note: 80 colour

Product description

Descanso Gardens is one of Los Angeles's oldest botanical gardens. Initially a Spanish rancho and later the estate of publisher and horticulturist E. Manchester Boddy, the 160-acre lot was granted to the people of Los Angeles and includes one of the world's finest collections of camellias and oaks. Warren Marr is part of a long tradition of photographers who have responded creatively to the garden and its timeless appeal. His photographic explorations of what he refers to as a "natural light box" have been called "lyrical and luminous" by Getty Museum curator Anne Lyden. Marr's lush panoramic images combined with essays on the significance of the garden plants and history make Descanso an elegant volume for photography and garden lovers.

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Warren Marr's work has been exhibited at many prestigious galleries and has been published in numerous books and periodicals. His prints are included in the permanent collection of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.