Friday, June 12, 2009

Julius Shulman Part III

Julius Shulman is one of our legendary mentors. He joined us at our "High Style" book signing and signed the his featured pages. Yes! Julius has made a cameo in our design book.

He photographed my residence in Palm Springs by architect Donald Wexler. A historic 1960's steel framed home, now on the historic register. Julius came to us and said, "there are some homes I never had a chance to photograph in Palm Springs and I would like to now". We had a memorable day of photography, I felt so lucky to share in his creative process. The Palm Springs Museum had an epic exhibition of all of his Palm Springs images and can be found in this wonderful book "Julius Shulman: Palm Springs"Julius Shulman: Palm Springs focuses on Shulman's extensive and historically lengthy documentation of the modern architectural movement in the Palm Springs area. This exhibition will mark the seventieth anniversary of Shulman's first photographic assignment in the desert (Richard Neutra's Grace Miller House, photographed in 1938).

Home to movie stars and celebrities (featured projects include E. Stewart Williams' Frank Sinatra House, and Paul Williams' Lucille Ball/Desi Arnaz House), the Palm Springs area contains some of the movement's finest buildings. In fact, one of Shulman's most famous photographs (and one of the most famous photographs in the history of the medium) is of Richard Neutra's masterpiece, the Kaufmann House, located in Palm Springs. Many of the photographs in the exhibition have never been previously shown.

Twin Palms Houses, Palmer and Krisel, 1957. Photo: 1957
Copyright J. Paul Getty Trust. Used with permission.
Julius Shulman Photography Archive
Research Library at the Getty Rese

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