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Shulman Book Signing AT DWR Friday

I'm a huge fan of Julius Shulman and have previously mentioned him in my posts about Neutra's Kaufmann House auction, beautiful Calendars for 2008 and the 2008 Photo LA exposition.

Well, for all you fans out there in the Los Angeles area, he will be doing a book signing at Design Within Reach on Beverly Blvd. Friday, February 29, 6–8pm, and today is the last day to RSVP! Read on for details.


Above: Shulman is seen here in his Hollywood Hills home.
photo:
John Ellis for Metropolis

The photographer’s new three-volume set is drawn from his extensive archive, which contains more than 260,000 images.



Above: Julius Shulman, Modernism Rediscovered, 3 Vols.
Shulman, Julius / Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter / Edwards, Owen / Shulman, Julius / Ethington, Philip J. / Loughrey, Peter Hardcover, 3 vol. in a slipcase 11.4 x 14.5 in., 1008 pages, ISBN 978-3-8228-4287-4
$ 300.00


DWR is pleased to welcome photographer Julius Shulman. The legendary architecture photographer will join us in the Studio for a book signing and retrospective of his prolific work behind the lens. Shulman is responsible for some of the most sought-after architectural photography to date, with an emphasis on images of Southern California modernism. The photographer will be joined by author Michael Stern who will discuss his recently penned “Julius Shulman: Palm Springs.” Inside you will find striking images of many celebrated Palm Springs addresses from Richard Neutra’s Kaufmann House to the Raymond Loewy House and John Lautner’s design for Bob Hope.

Book Soup will be selling copies of this freshly published photo essay and Shulman and Stern will be signing copies. Refreshments will be served.

RSVP to beverlyblvd@dwr.com by February 27.


Above: Julius Shulman's photo of the 1960 FRANK GEHRY Steeves Residence


Above: Shulman's photo of the 1960 PIERRE KOENIG Stahl Residence

About the artist:
A resident of Los Angeles since 1920, Julius Shulman has been documenting 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.

The book is also available for purchase online from Taschen here.

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