Julius Shulman - Modernism Rediscovered

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Julius Shulman - Modernism Rediscovered

Postby nichols » Wed Sep 19, 2007 12:05 pm

Uncle Julius' new book is almost out and the publicity is starting to hit.

http://www.metropolismag.com/cda/story.php?artid=2939

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Postby MD² » Fri Sep 21, 2007 7:44 am

This is a strange title!

He already published another book with Taschen under the same name
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/3822864153


and now: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/3822842877


More stuff :D
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Postby nichols » Fri Sep 21, 2007 9:22 am

Yeah, this is basically "Part II" - but it's 3 volumes in a slipcase... supposed to be material from the Shulman archives that is rarely published...

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Julius Shulman Exhibit

Postby SkipHome » Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:54 pm

Wondering how this fits in with the upcoming exhibition of Shulman's work at the Desert Museum in Palm Springs in February....there is supposed to be a Rizzoli book in connection with it? This too is supposed to include never been shown photos.

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Postby ch » Fri Sep 21, 2007 1:51 pm

I ordered my copy a few months ago and can't wait. It's pricey but looks like a great collection of unseen photos - many in glorious color.

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Shulman Photos

Postby Josquin » Fri Sep 21, 2007 2:07 pm

The Foothill Moderns were able to get twentyone, some unpublished, photos from the Shulman archives for the exhibit, that ended in August, at Bolton Hall. The Getty's Shulman archives are amazing. I look forward to the additional three volumes.

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Postby MD² » Sun Sep 23, 2007 5:39 pm

Well, I already own 4 books on/by Shulman

A Constructed View - http://www.amazon.com/dp/0847817776
11.3 x 8.8 x 1 inches / 224 pages -> $31.50
Modernism Rediscovered - http://www.amazon.com/dp/3822864153
9.8 x 7.9 x 1.2 inches / 576 pages
A Century of Living by the Sea - http://www.amazon.com/dp/0810958856
12 x 10.1 x 1.3 inches / 256 pages -> $34.00
Architecture and Its Photography - http://www.amazon.com/dp/3822872040
12.7 x 9.9 x 1.3 inches / 299 pages
This last one being in the bigger sized books - Taschen's Jumbo series

The point?
(new?) Modernism Rediscovered - http://www.amazon.com/dp/3822842877
14.5 x 11.4 x ? inches / 1160 pages -> $270.00

Is probably the biggest size for a book that will "normally" fit in a bookcase.
But $270 !!!! Think I'll wait for the price to fall on this one. :|

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Postby nichols » Thu Oct 04, 2007 10:05 am

THE MASTER OF MODERN

The TASCHEN Stores New York and Beverly Hills will host the publication of the long-anticipated Julius Shulman. Modernism Rediscovered <http://www.taschen.com/pages/en/catalogue/photography/all/04404/facts.julius_shulman_modernism_rediscovered_3_vols.htm?utm_source=tas&amp;utm_medium=nl&amp;utm_campaign=shulman> . The photographer will be on hand to sign his new book.

TASCHEN Store New York
Tuesday, October 16th, 7:00 to 9:00 PM
107 Greene St.
212-226-2212

TASCHEN Store Beverly Hills
Thursday, October 25th, 6:00 to 8:00 PM
354 N. Beverly Dr.
310-274-4300

Both events are free and open to the public. We hope you can join us.

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Postby nichols » Thu Oct 04, 2007 4:46 pm

LOS ANGELES TIMES
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An exhibit features 150 Julius Shulman works.
October 4, 2007

WITH his 97th birthday arriving Wednesday, Julius Shulman remains the quintessential L.A. photographer. His pictures of residences by visionaries such as Richard Neutra, John Lautner and Pierre Koenig have become iconic images of California modernism. Now an exhibition organized by the Getty Research Institute is opening Saturday at the Central Library, featuring 150 images spanning 70 years in the photographer's career. "Shulman's Los Angeles," running through Jan. 20, includes unexpected moments such as this 1954 photograph of Shulman taken by an assistant outside a Cliff May house, above. Shulman said in a 1990 interview for the Smithsonian that he had to stage the landscaping for the finished composition, left, much to the consternation of his editor at Good Housekeeping. 630 W. 5th St., www.lapl.org/central/.

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Postby PaulKaplan » Thu Oct 04, 2007 5:10 pm

Can't wait to get my copy and to see the exhibit at Palm Springs Desert Museum in February.
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Marxist Philosophy: "Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend; inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."

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Postby ch » Thu Oct 25, 2007 6:15 pm

Well, I have to differ. I finally got my copy from H+I in the mail (way out here in CT) and the format and photos are incredible. You do not often see large scale color photos of mid-century homes and interiors and they are eye opening. These are certainly not books to be "read" but rather to document the times and reveal the true essence of the era, as opposed to the current, fashionable interpretation of it.

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Postby SDR » Fri Oct 26, 2007 8:37 am

That is the story as it is told -- no doubt true. I cannot now find the more recent words of JS on the subject. In "Architecture and Its Photography" he speaks only of rushing back into the house to get his view camera, after seeing the twilight and its "Alpenglow."

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Postby egads » Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:54 am

It's the famous Case Study house photo(#22) that the women appeared in. Because it was at night, it was a long exposure. The lights of the city were burned onto the film before she sat down. If you look on her back, the city lights are there.

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Postby scottkaycee » Fri Oct 26, 2007 1:39 pm

This sounds like a combination of two stories, If I remember correctly the woman in the Kaufman shot is Mrs. Kaufman. Mr. Shulman had her sit there to block the pool light. That was his direction it was not on accident. That is the story in Architecture & It's Photography. I was lucky enough to hear him retell the Kaufman story once while participating in a lecture series at his home studio back in 2001, about the time the NEUTRA monograph first came out. he had it open to that page on his desk and then told the famous story about tearing away from Neutra to capture the shot of the mountains.

One of Shulman's gifts is the way he composes a shot to accentuate the design, it is very deliberate as opposed to others whose inclination is to be documentarians. He searches for the ideal, the heroic intent underlying the work ; as such a real life visit can be somewhat dissapointing, If for no other reason that you cant stay for hours to experience what one of his shots seems to reveal in one moment in time.
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Postby Tony » Fri Oct 26, 2007 6:40 pm

The women in the Case Study House #22 shot were the wives of assistants, posing as models. The women in the Kaufmann shot was Mrs. Kaufmann. She is posing there to both block the glare of the pool light and to give a human scale to the shot. It's hard to see unless you examine a large print of the shot, but near Mrs. Kaufmann's feet is the ghost dog. Her dog wandered into one of the shots so you can see him as a mostly-transparent shadow.

It is true that this shot is a "constructed view", to use the title of Joseph Rosa's biography of Julius. And so you can't really experience that in real life. However, this does not detract from experiencing the architecture in person.

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Postby scottkaycee » Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:32 am

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