clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Atmospheric midcentury architecture, as captured by legendary lensman Julius Shulman

New, 3 comments

Time capsule in a book (or three)

Any lover of midcentury modern architecture will probably have come across the work of Julius Shulman, the legendary architectural photographer who evangelized the laid-back modernism of postwar Southern California to the world. Though he’s best known for his nighttime shots of Pierre Koenig’s Stahl House overlooking Los Angeles, Schulman’s portfolio spans much farther—and a new three-book set from Taschen, Julius Shulman: Modernism Rediscovered, will prove just that.

Dropping this October, this refreshed edition highlights some 400 photographs that publisher Benedikt Taschen personally selected from over 260,000 works in the Shulman archive. Big names like John Lautner, Richard Neutra, Oscar Niemeyer, Philip Johnson, Mies van der Rohe all make an appearance. At the same time, the sweeping monograph also covers varied building types like offices and apartment buildings, as well as lesser-known designs thousands of miles away from L.A. Have a sneak peak below.