The Building of My Home and Studio.
Photographs by Julius Shulman.
Nazraeli Press, Portland, 2008. 50 pp., 50 duotone illustrations., 8x10".
Julius Shulman, born in Brooklyn in 1910, has for decades been
recognized as the pre-eminent photographer of mid-century
architecture. Shulman’s own home and adjoining studio in
Hollywood’s Laurel Canyon were designed in 1949 by Raphael
Soriano, and serve as the subject of this gorgeous new artist’s
book. Shulman photographed the land he had purchased for
his home in the early 1940s, as well as the construction which
ensued. His set of master prints of this project, spiral-bound
into an album, have been kept on his studio shelves for the past
60 years. We are now pleased to make available a limited edition
facsimile of this important body of work, which provides insight
into Shulman’s early working methods, and his unique ability to
capture not only the aesthetic, but also the emotional, intention
of designs. The Building of My Home and Studio is limited to
1,000 copies, each housed in a transparent slipcase for protection.
A special edition of 100 copies, numbered and signed by the
artist and presented in a handmade clamshell box, will also be
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