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Descanso: An Urban Oasis Revealed Warren Marr

Descanso: An Urban Oasis Revealed

Warren Marr

Published March 8th 2007
ISBN : 9781890449377
Hardcover
96 pages
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Descanso Gardens is one of Los Angeless 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 theMoreDescanso Gardens is one of Los Angeless 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 worlds 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. Marrs 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.