Julius Shulman, who documented the Southern California modernist movement for over seven decades and was most famous for his iconic photo of the Stahl House cantilevered over the sparkling lights of LA (also known as the Koenig Case Study House #22), died last night at 98 years old. Although in a walker and in declining health, he worked right up until the end. Here are a few articles from just this year:
Los Angeles Magazine, January 2009 - Feature Profile: Julius Shulman in 36 Exposures
LA Times, June 27, 2009 - Koenig's Case Study House No. 22 as Home: The Stahl children recall growing up in the iconic glass-and-steel structure, which is marking its 50th year.
and his obituary in the LA Times.
Let's raise a glass to this man's extraordinary contribution to the appreciation of mid-century modern architecture & design from its beginnings to its current resurgence!