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Visual Accoustics Celebrates Photographer Julius Shulman

Written by Christopher Alm • October 14th, 2009

This documentary about the life of famed photographer Julius Shulman looks very appealing to me. If you have been reading my earlier architecture posts you will immediately know who I am referring to.

Narrated by Dustin Hoffman, VISUAL ACOUSTICS celebrates the life and career of Julius Shulman, the world’s greatest architectural photographer, whose images brought modern architecture to the American mainstream. Shulman, who passed away this year, captured the work of nearly every major modern and progressive architect since the 1930s including Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, John Lautner, and Frank Gehry. His images epitomized the singular beauty of Southern California’s modernist movement and brought its iconic structures to the attention of the general public.

Thanks Cam

Christopher Alm

Christopher founded Ultra Swank in 2005. Has a crush on mid-century graphic design, defunct airlines, Disneyland and the Century 21 Exposition. Is a collector of easy listening music from the 60s and 70s and a Swedish expat living in Barcelona, Spain.

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  • Ah i get it now, hehe! always a pleasure! ;)

  • Filip

    I've always liked his pictures, especially of the case study houses.
    TIP: The Tashen re-release of 'Modernism Rediscovered' – over 400 pages – is a must have if you like photography, architecture or both. It's now only 20euro's and the previous prints were very hard to get so I jumped on this one :-))
    Bargain price, so go and get it while you can!!

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