Saturday, July 18, 2009

The Modern Visions of Julius Shulman

The great architectural photographer Julius Shulman died this past week, at the age of 98. His photographs helped define the look and perception of modern architecture for most of the 20th century.

This photograph of Case Study House #22 by Pierre Koenig in 1960 helped to convince many Americans that Los Angeles was the city to plant their roots in. It remains Shulman's most iconic image.

The Kaufmann House by Richard Neutra in Palm Springs circa 1947. One of the most iconic houses of the 20th century with quite a storied history including once being owned by Barry Manilow who remodeled it to fit his decidedly unmodern tastes. As of May 2009, it was for sale for $13 million.

images via The Wirtz Gallery

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