Julius Shulman (1910 - 2009)
was an American photographer and a powerful advocate for Southern-Californian Modernism.
His most iconic images are those of the ‘Case Study Houses’, an initiative launched by Arts & Architecture magazine in 1945 to offer the public and the building industry a series of low-cost Modernist housing models. Some of his architectural photographs, like the iconic shots of Frank Lloyd Wright's or Pierre Koenig's remarkable structures, have been published countless times, worldwide. The brilliance of buildings like those by Charles Eames, as well as those
of his friend, Richard Neutra, was first brought to light by Shulman's photography. Each of his images unites understanding of the buildings and their place in thelandscape. The precise compositions reveal not just the architectural ideas behind a building's surface, but also the visions and hopes of an entire age. His vast library of images currently resides at the Getty Center in Los Angeles.