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The Modernism of Julius Shulman

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Excellent documentary. It's not just a retrospective of his work; the film crew was with Shulman who was still working at the time, so he is in most of the scenes. He talks about his early years and his work with the major modernist architects, and he gives some insight into how he composes ...Read more

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Olivia

A mesmerizing biography of Julius Shulman who brought the Modernist Architectural movement to the world through his stunning photographs. Meeting Shulman is almost as joyful as albums of wonderful photographs presented. Many iconic houses are also filmed including the spectacular Kaufman ...Read more

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Eric

Two things were apparent to me upon my initial meeting with Julius in 1999. The photography was only half of the story; Julius himself was the other.

I refer to him as the "eternal Eagle Scout" as his genuine love for nature, people, and the arts updheld my 98-year-old friend in a ...Read more

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