Julius Shulman



Considered, with Ezra Stoller, one of the fathers of modern architectural photography, the New Yorker Julius Shulman died in Los Angeles at 98 years of age. Author of the most famous images of modern Californian architecture, Shulman’s prolific career began drawing Richard Neutra’s attention with a series of photographs of the Kun House, taken with his Kodak Vest Pocket, for how they captured the essence of his work. This was the start of a close collaboration between them, which lasted until the architect’s death in 1970, and through which Shulman made contact with some of the key figures of American architecture, like Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe or Charles and Ray Eames. One of his most well-known works is the Case Study Houses series, first published in the American?magazine Arts &?Architecture, in 1945. This series includes one of Shulman’s most published images, that of Pierre Koenig’s Case Study House No. 22, with its spectacular cantilevered living room with panoramic views of Los Angeles.?Shulman’s archive, with over 260.000 negatives, slides and paper copies, has been donated to the Getty Center of Los Angeles.

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