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“a fascinating primer in modern architecture, Los Angeles culture and the meaning of a well-lived life” Washington Post
Narrated by Dustin Hoffman, VISUAL ACOUSTICS celebrates the life and career of Julius Shulman, the world’s greatest architectural photographer, whose images brought modern architecture to the American mainstream. Shulman captured the work of nearly every major modern and progressive architect since the 1930s including Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, John Lautner and Frank Gehry. His images epitomized the singular beauty of Southern California’s modernist movement and brought its iconic structures to the attention of the general public. This unique film is both a testament to the evolution of modern architecture and a joyful portrait of the magnetic, whip-smart gentleman who chronicled it with his unforgettable images.
Audio Commentary with the Director; Deleted Scenes; Additional Footage; Theatrical Trailer
2008 Austin Film Festival: Documentary Feature Audience Award Winner; 2009 Pal Springs International Film Festival Audience Award Winner; Mercedes-Benz Audience Award for Documentary Winner;More Info
© 2008 Shulman Project Partners, L.P. + Out of the Box Productions. All rights reserved. Front image: Case Study House #22, © J. Paul Getty Trust. Art and Design © 2010 New Video Group, Inc.
Posted in Arthouse Films | Tagged architecture, dustin hoffman, ed ruscha, frank gehry, frank lloyd wright, genre: documentary, john lautner, julius shulman, photography, richard neutra, the art lover, tom ford