For sure, you have seen JULIUS SHULMAN’s photo of Pierre Koenig‘s Case Study 22 house (above). If not, you must have been hiding under some cultural rock. Shulman’s photographs of modern architecture are beautiful. In 2007, Taschen published the 3-volumeĀ Julius Shulman, Modernism Rediscovered, 3 Vols. The volumes contain photographs from Shulman’s personal archives and was personally edited over two years by Benedikt Taschen. While many of the photographs Shulman is known for are were shot on the West Coast (US), this collection also includes architecture from all over the US, Mexico, Israel and Hong Kong.


Shulman’s biography from the Taschen site:

A resident of Los Angeles since 1920, Julius Shulman documented modernist architecture in Southern California and across the globe for nearly eight decades. His images of Pierre Koenig’s Case Study House No. 22 (1960) in Los Angeles and Richard J. Neutra’s Kaufmann House (1947) in Palm Springs are among the most recognizable and iconic architectural photographs of the 20th century. Shulman’s interest in photography developed into a career when he photographed Neutra’s Kun Residence in Los Angeles with his Kodak Vestpocket camera in 1936. Neutra admired young Shulman’s images and continued to commission his work. Other leading architects of the time followed suit, as did hundreds of magazines, newspapers, and book publishers. Shulman’s numerous awards include the Architectural Photography Medal from the American Institute of Architects (1969), a lifetime achievement award from the International Center of Photography in New York (1998), and honorary doctorates from various academic institutions. He died on July 15, 2009 at the age of 98.

Images: Taschen

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