"Cinematic Visions. American Cities and Architecture in Documentaries" is a series of film screenings which will be held from February to June. We will view films and discuss architecture through the lens of American movies. The American experience in shaping architectural trends, urban planning, and design in the Modern and post-Modern eras has been celebrated and vilified through the cinematic lens. Our newly launched film series Cinematic Visions explores, celebrates, and deplores the visual legacies of American society. Monthly screenings will offer interpretations of American efforts in contemporary architecture, urban construction (and deconstruction), as well as related topics.
On May 2, 2018, at 6.30 pm, welcome to the film screening from the series "Cinematic Visions. American Cities and Architecture in Documentaries". This time we will watch the film "Visual Acoustics: Modernism of Julius Shulman", 2008.
He was called an artist who would make "the modern unfold in a beautiful way". Julius Shulman (1910-2009) was one of the leading architectural photographers of the 20th century. Shulman captured the essence of the work of nearly every modern and progressive architect in the United States since the 1930s, including Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, John Lautner, and Frank Gehry. His images portrayed the beauty of Southern California’s modernist movement and its iconic buildings and played an essential role in crafting the image of Los Angeles and its lifestyle to the rest of the world. "Visual Acoustic" celebrates the life and career of an extremely prolific photographer whose work incorporated scenic settings, a romantic sensibility, and strong perspective to document the evolution of modern architecture.