Visual Acoustics Film – The Modernism of Julius Shulman
I had a chance to check out Visual Acoustics this weekend and I highly recommend it. The documentary is about the life and work of Julius Shulman, a brilliant architectural photographer whose photos captured the history of modernist architecture in Southern California. During his prolific career he worked with nearly every modern architect since the 1930s including John Lautner, Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, PIerre Koenig, Charles and Ray Eames, Craig Ellwood, Raphael Soriano and Gregory Ain.
The release of this film seems especially timely, given that Julius recently passed away. If you are unfamiliar with his work, you are in for a real treat.
Recreation Pavilion. Mirman Residence, Arcadia, California, 1959. Architects: Buff, Straub & Hensman.
Photo of Case Study House 22 (The Stahl House) c1960 – designed by Pierre Koenig.
Recommended reading: A Constructed View: The Architectural Photography of Julius Shulman.
Also worth checking: Saul Bass Case Study House #20.
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