Friday, April 30, 2010

Julius Schulman - Architectural Photographer

Above: Julius Schulman, perhaps the most well-known of architectural photographers, who had the good fortune to launch his career in the midst of the era of optimism and growth of the modernist movement in architecture. His photographs present icons of the period in architecture and have become icons in themselves. Part of the recent free flowing resurgence of interest in Mid-Century Modern architecture and furnishings has been enabled by the splendid photographic documentation Schulman's work provides. An anecdotal aside, Schulman loaded up his station wagon with appropriate modern furnishings to place in the buildings he was to photograph and often had people posed in them---he wanted to show the buildings as they could best be seen and "lived in".
Photo by Julius Schulman, Case Study House #22 - Stahl House in Los Angeles, California - designed by architect Pierre Koenig 1960.

Photo by Juilius Schulman: Kaufmann House in Palm Springs by architect, Richard Neutra in 1946 (The Kaufmann's also commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to design Fallingwater for them near Mill Run, Pennsylvania about a decade earlier.)
Friends and I attended the screening of the film Visual Acoustics , the Modernism of Julius Schlulman by Eric Bricker, last night at the downtown library. Eric Bricker was at the screening and spoke about the making of the film, as well as his friendship with Schulman. Visual Acoustics will be available on DVD in late May.

2 comments:

  1. Hi Toni,
    I have always loved that Stahl hose in LA. I know I've seen it in some movies. It's just fabulous!

    Kelly
    Second Hand Chicks

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  2. Kelly, yes the Stahl house has been in several movies!

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