Yet, delivery boys and novices typically walk past the open screen door of his studio to mount the stairs to his house. Shulman, who is usually in his studio, watches this parade with amazement and irritation. To draw attention to the studio entrance, he has hung an enormous banner bearing his name. It makes no difference. Visitors still bypass the door to his studio. His desire to match the rigor of the modernist architects with a discipline of his own, is paramount.
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Start your review of Julius Shulman: Modernism Rediscovered Write a review Shelves: architecture , photobook There are too few images of any given house to make this book worthwhile from an architectural perspective.
No plans, no sections, no elevations. The format is too small. Accompanying text is pointless. It comes out as incoherent, messy, and unclear. There is no use for a text like that, when you should have the pictures to There are too few images of any given house to make this book worthwhile from an architectural perspective. There is no use for a text like that, when you should have the pictures to show the houses.
Some of the images are interesting. This brings down the rating. The fact that the book pretends to be about architecture, without clearly showing the houses contained within.
Containing over modern masterpieces, ArtNews said If buildings were people, those in Julius Shulmans photographs would be Grace Kelly: classically elegant, intriguingly remote. Modernism Rediscovered is highly browsable and will have you looking at the urban landscape in an entirely different fashion.
I was in heaven the day I bought this book, and am every time I pick it up!
Julius Shulman. Modernism Rediscovered
His images of midcentury Southern Californian architecture captured not only the distinctive structural, functional, and design elements of a building but also the context of its surroundings and inhabitants in a holistic, evocative sense of lifestyle. Each project and photograph was personally selected from over , photographs by publisher Benedikt Taschen, who enjoyed a close relationship with Shulman and his work since first publishing Julius Shulman: Architecture and Its Photography The pictures are contextualized with an introduction by photography critic Owen Edwards, an extensive biography by University of Southern California historian Philip J. Ethington, captions on decorative elements by Los Angeles Modern Auctions founder Peter Loughrey, and biographies of key architects.
Julius Shulman, Modernism Rediscovered