Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman

Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman

Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman

This documentary is a treasure trove of modernist architectural eye candy, like a Taschen coffee table book come to life. Visual Acoustics is a coinage of photographer Julius Shulman, and the film is a celebration of his decades of work shooting architecture. Shulman was so intimately connected and concerned with promoting the homes created by the great American modernists (Wright, Gehry, Neutra et al.) that the film doubles as a celebration of that entire era, one which he was arguably pivotal in defining. Narrated by Dustin Hoffman. (Source: NZ International Film Festival)

2008Rating: G83 minsUSA
Documentary

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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It’s about lovely photographs of graceful buildings and those who can afford the real estate. But it does pay proper respect to a deserving artist.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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Nominally about the life and career of landmark Southern California architectural photographer Julius Shulman, but it's more about the buildings he photographed than it is about him. Which is probably the way he'd like it.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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A really terrific, intensely focused documentary on a fascinating personality.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

It’s about lovely photographs of graceful buildings and those who can afford the real estate. But it does pay proper respect to a deserving artist.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Nominally about the life and career of landmark Southern California architectural photographer Julius Shulman, but it's more about the buildings he photographed than it is about him. Which is probably the way he'd like it.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A really terrific, intensely focused documentary on a fascinating personality.

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