Sunday, 19 July 2009

Mr.Shulman's Case Study Houses

Pierre Koenig's Case Study House No. 22. 1960

Chemosphere. Octagonal home built by John Lautner. 1960

Working mostly in California, Julius Shulman staged his photographs as tableaus to promote the idea of casual living in a Modernist context. Carefully composed and artfully lighted, his images promoted not only new approaches to home design but also the ideal of idyllic California living — a sunny, suburban lifestyle played out in sleek, spacious, low-slung homes featuring ample glass, pools and patios, photographing buildings by some of the era’s best-known architects, including Richard Neutra, Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles and Ray Eames, Mies van der Rohe and Oscar Niemeyer.

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