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Julius Shulman, Modernism Rediscovered: Die wiederentdeckte Moderne (Taschen's 25th Anniversary Special Edition) [Hardcover]

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3 Mar 2009 Taschen's 25th Anniversary Special Edition
This is TASCHEN's 25th anniversary - special edition! It is a new abridged version. The buildings burned in our memories, which to us represent the spirit of fifties and sixties architectural design, were those whose pictures were widely published in magazines and books; but what about those that got lost in the process, hardly or never appearing in publication? The exchange of visual information is crucial to the development, evolution, and promotion of architectural movements. If a building is not widely seen, its photograph rarely or never published, it simply does not enter into architectural discourse. Many buildings photographed by Julius Shulman suffered this fate, their images falling into oblivion. With this book, TASCHEN brings them to light, paying homage to California Modernism in all its forms. The abandoned files of Julius Shulman show us another side of Modernism that has stayed quiet for so many years. Bringing together nearly 250 forgotten masterpieces, "Modernism Rediscovered" pays tribute to these lesser known yet outstanding contributions to the modern architectural movement. It's like sneaking into a private history, into homes that have rarely been seen and hardly appreciated as of yet.


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  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Taschen GmbH; Abridged Taschen 25th anniversary ed edition (3 Mar 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3836503263
  • ISBN-13: 978-3836503266
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 7.6 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 463,430 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The Master of Modern: An Oral History in the Making" - Click here to read the article" --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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A resident of Los Angeles since 1920, Julius Shulman has been documenting modernist architecture in Southern California and across the globe for nearly eight decades. His images of Pierre Koenig's Case Study House No. 22 (1960) in Los Angeles and Richard J. Neutra's Kaufmann House (1947) in Palm Springs are among the most recognizable and iconic architectural photographs of the 20th century. Shulman's interest in photography developed into a career when he photographed Neutra's Kun Residence in Los Angeles with his Kodak Vestpocket camera in 1936. Neutra admired young Shulman's images and continued to commission his work. Other leading architects of the time followed suit, as did hundreds of magazines, newspapers, and book publishers. Shulman's numerous awards include the Architectural Photography Medal from the American Institute of Architects (1969), a lifetime achievement award from the International Center of Photography in New York (1998), and honorary doctorates from various academic institutions.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous book 28 Jan 2011
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Superb architect and buildings, packed with some glorious images of the buildings - great price for such a comprehensive book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars difficult to rediscover 3 Jun 2013
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Good synthesis.
Alas, like quite every Taschen product, the French contents is awful.
It seems that the translation was made by an automate.
Most of the time, the old frenchy is forced to read the English text to understand what is printed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars inspirational! 15 Dec 2011
Format:Hardcover
This is such a beautifully put together book that really allows you to see the development of Shulman's work and to appreciate the growth of modern architecture and the field of architectural photography. It is really inspiring, a book to get lost in.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Julius Schulman, Modernism...... 26 Aug 2011
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Great book. Colour photographs. Nice big format and thanks to Taschen for a very nice price. Comprehensiv overview of the Schulman legacy. This book needs a place on your bookshelf if you're into architecture and photography.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a must have 9 Sep 2010
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Worth every $ spent on it, you'll just keep turning page after page after page. Nicely put together without getting into dreadful details.
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