Julius Shulman was an American photographer famous for his images depicted and celebrating modernism in post-World War II Southern California. Like his contemporary, Ezra Stoller, Shulman shot nearly exclusively with black-and-white film but unlike Stoller, who photographed the great public works of architects like Frank Lloyd Wright, Eero Saarinen, and Louis Kahn, Shulman’s work focused on private residence, including those by Wright and Saarinen but also by architects such as Richard Neutra, Charles Eames, and Pierre Koenig, all of whom designed homes for Arts and Architecture’s Case Study House Program. Shulman himself lived in a modern home designed by Raphael Soriano—and once was almost crushed to death by a landslide that trapped him against his garage. Shulman’s life was captured in the award-winning documentary Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman, by Eric Bricker, and he continued to work until his death in 2009.

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