Attention architecture nerds: Julius Shulman documentary screening tonight!

November 8, 2010

The late architectural photographer Julius Shulman perfectly captured the architecture of postwar Southern California--a new and laid-back world of cantilvered buildings and endless glass walls; where experimental new homes leaned over moutainsides and modern office buildings hugged the ground like panthers on the prowl.

Shulman, who died last year at 98, practiced his craft until the very end, and lived long enough to see his work become studied and appreciated by a new generation of architecture and photography devotees. His last work is actually Chicago-based: the beautiful and glossy Julius Shulman: Chicago Mid-Century Modernism. And the last documentary on Shulman, Eric Bricker's award-winning Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman, gets screened 6pm tonight at the lower level of IIT's Crown Hall, 3360 S. State, sponsored by the school's chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students.

And it's free, too.