Julius Shulman

  • KING OF THE HILLS: THE ARCHITECTURE OF R. M. SCHINDLER

    As LA MoCA’s traveling survey “The Architecture of R. M. Schindler” opens the eyes of museum-goers to the Vienna-born expatriate’s precedent-setting domestic designs, Artforum calls on architects and artists Michael Maltzan, Sam Durant, Roy McMakin, Michael Rotondi, and Wolf Prix to share their views on the California modernist’s legacy. Adding a firsthand reminiscence is Julius Shulman, whose vintage photographs appear here alongside contemporary shots by Grant Mudford. Schindler specialist Judith Sheine opens our roundup with an overview of the architect’s career and reputation, while Sotheby’s

  • Julius Shulman

    I HAD THE GOOD FORTUNE OF BECOMING acquainted with Rudolph Schindler not long after meeting the first architect in my life, Richard Neutra. When I photographed Neutra’s newly completed Kun residence in March 1936, it was the first modern house I had ever seen. Then, toward the end of 1936, I was invited to Kings Road to meet Schindler, who had just completed arrangements for a new project. Out of that meeting ensued a body of architectural photography.

    I recall Schindler’s comments on reviewing one of my first assignments: “Look at this interior scene. It is equally illuminated on all sides. That