Surreal Eden : Edward James & Las Pozas by Margaret Hooks
Princeton Architectural Press, New York, 2006.
After a visit to Xilitla in 1987 Margaret Hooks became interested in the English surrealist Edward James. She has written on the life and work of James for ARTnews (1998) and Grand Street(2004) and her book Surreal Eden: Edward James & Las Pozas, the first to be written on his surreal masterwork in the Mexican jungle, was published to critical acclaim in 2006.
Edward James was finally able to realize his artistic desires by creating Las Pozas -- a work twenty years in the making. In 1945, arrived in this part of Mexico, abounding in waterfalls, parrots and butterflies, in pursuit of wild orchids, one of James' many passions. - Margaret Hooks
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