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A Constructed View: The Architectural Photography of Julius Shulman Hardcover – February 19, 2008

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Architectural photographer Julius Shulman left indelible images of early California modernism in his photographs of buildings by Richard Neutra, Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles and Ray Eames, Rudolph Schindler and others. Shulman's seductive compositions helped define the popular image of California, especially Los Angeles, as a place of promise where one could remake oneself. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1910, Shulman, who moved to California at age 10 after living on a Connecticut farm, has a reverence for the order he perceives in both natural and architectural forms. Crystalline studies of lakes and boats, shots of Mexican pyramids and a traditional Norwegian house, lyrical photos of oil refineries and of Henry Moore's sculpture exemplify his diversity. This visually exciting portfolio includes sensitive appreciations by Rosa, director of Columbia University's Architectural Galleries, and the late McCoy, historian of Southern California architecture.

Copyright 1994 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

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"For students of desert architecture, this book is a great addition to any collection." ~Desert Sun

"No design buff should forgo this photographic masterpiece." ~LA Confidential
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Rizzoli (February 12, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0847817776
  • ISBN-13: 978-0847817771
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 1 x 11.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #763,251 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Bukkene Bruse VINE VOICE on February 26, 2006
Format: Paperback
This catalog provides a history and overview of Shulman's work, along with a nice biography of the photographer. The print quality is good, and the selection of photographs convey the breadth and nature of Shulman's career from the 1930's to 1980's. As a whole, Shuman's work illustrates how purpose so often underlies great art.

In addition to the historical and catalog aspects of the book, the narrative provides some excellent instruction in architectural photography. A must for any photography library.
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37 of 45 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 3, 2000
Format: Paperback
Julius Shulman's work is simply amazing and this book is a great tribute to that work. This publication is far better than the Taschen book. A must for any modern architecture/photography fan.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mimi on December 17, 2013
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My son has many books on architecture. I gave him this book as a gift and he absolutely loved it! He is familiar with Schulman's work but this book contained some that he had never seen before. We both agree that Schulman is a giant among architectural photographers.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Vincent W King on July 6, 2013
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Rosa did a wonderful job about Julius Shulman, his life, his photography, and philosophy in creating some of the most iconic of architectural photographs. Great photos to accompany. Some are famous, others not so, but demonstrated Shulman's diversity of work.
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Excellent book of Schulman's work. The printing is very good and assembly of the book is great.
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