Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman (2008)
Directed: Eric Bricker
Written: Eric Bricker, Phil Ethington, Lisa Hughes, Jessica Hundley
Documentary about Julius Shulman, the leading architectural photographer in the architectural modernism movement. most prevalent in post WWII into the 80's?
good documentary. it didn't really mess around with people who don't know anything about architechture (me) so i got lost a couple of times, but the photos were amazing, and the houses were amazing. it was interesting to see the theories behind the modernism architecture, blending man with landscape, and such. also, fascinating to learn about L.A. sort of coming into it's own, in the midst of this movement, which is why most houses are on the west coast. julius shulman seemed like a pretty awesome dude. very uncompromising with his visions and opinions, and yet a very gracious man. at least in his 90's which is when this documentary was filmed. they did show a bit of his work after the movement too, but there is something about his mid-century photos, with all that mid-century furniture...it was just looking into a time when things were done with aesthetic purpose as well as function.