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Architecture & Design · Visual arts

A legend; a paragon of high standards; someone utterly true to himself.

That was architectural photographer Julius Shulman who died in Los Angeles yesterday. His work draws you in with its simple power, revealing L.A.’s hidden beauty. As a human being, Julius startled and amused with his engaging, quarrelsome, inquisitive personality. They broke the mold when they made Julius.

 Please read my modest homage to Julius Shulman written last August. That little snippet captures Julius’s irrepressible personality at age 97 — only one year ago.

The New York Times features a marvelous slideshow of key Shulman works . My favorite is missing — the Kaufmann desert house in Palm Springs. A photo masterwork worthy of its subject.

Enjoy! Julius did. And be happy. There is nothing sad in his parting. A life well lived.

One comment on “Julius

  1. Rosie Jul 18,2009 7:05 am

    Gorgeous photos…gorgeous houses!

    Happy Birthday, ArtsMeme.

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