Architectural Photographer Julius Shulman Profiled

Shulman's stunning photographs of West Coast Modernist architecture introduced it to the rest of the world.

March 3, 2005, 1:00 PM PST

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight

"In those early years, [Shulman] used only a rudimentary Kodak vest pocket camera on a tripod with natural light — no flash. Architects loved his work because it celebrated theirs: the purely horizontal floor, perfectly vertical walls, the play of light and shadow.

...Curator De Wit says the staff is still poring over more than 70,000 negatives and 70,000 prints of Shulman's that document "the whole history of Modernism and the development of Los Angeles as a city.' "

Thanks to ArchNewNow

Thursday, March 3, 2005 in The Los Angeles Times


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