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Julius Shulman was a creative who produced both artwork and documentation of a specific time period. Shulman’s work focused on Modernism, and archiving architecture that felt similar to something one might see in a certain era of Hollywood films (or more recent films celebrating that period; take P.T. Anderson, for example). Shulman fell into his career accidentally, only taking it up after Richard Neutra was impressed by photographs he’d taken of the Kun house, which Neutra designed.

The Line recently revisited some of Shulman’s iconic photography to coincide with its buy of Taschen’s “Modernism Rediscovered” three-book set, which was first published in 2000. The comprehensive volume makes sure that its images aren’t just pictures floating with no explanation: Critic Owen Edwards provides the introduction, there’s an in-depth biography by historian Philip J. Ethington, and written reflections by Shulman himself. It’s a great printed set for anyone with even the most casual interest in this fascinating subject.

Remember some of Julius Shulman’s stunning work above and learn more at The Line.

You can purchase the books as a set for $300.

Words by Jason Dike
Editor-at-large
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