Visual Acoustics – The modernism of Julius Schulman
I must have been asleep at the wheel, but last night I realized that Visual Acoustics – The Modernism of Julius Schulman is available to watch instantly on Netflix. This is what the film’s web site says about it.
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, who passed away this year, captured the work of nearly every 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.
This film is a must see for anyone who loves modern architecture and for those who would like to get a quick education on the history of modern architecture. Schulman’s life work followed that history from it’s beginning until his death July 15, 2009 at the age of 98. The film won the 2009 Palm Springs International Film Festival Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature as well as awards at the Austin Film Festival, Newport Beach Film Festival and the Lone Star International Film Festival. So Netflix’ers, grab some popcorn and login to your account to watch, or if you do not have an account, click here, and start your free trial to watch. Hope you enjoy it.
Here is the Trailer: