For 70 years, Julius Shulman steadily created one of the most comprehensive visual chronologies of modern architecture and the development of the Los Angeles region. The prints in the exhibition were selected from a portfolio of more than 70,000 images.
Julius Shulman was renowned for some of the most iconic photographs in architectural history. His images seem to reveal the essence of an architect's vision and capture the spirit of the eras in which they were produced.
Shulman in the Santa Monica Canyon
Maybe because of the ocean views, because of the sycamore and eucalyptus groves, because of the salt-water breezes or the Bohemian air of acceptance and experimentation that has permeated this area from its early Chautauqua days, Santa Monica Canyon has attracted exceptional and innovative architecture.
Tucked into the folds and hillsides of our Canyon are a handful of architectural beauties designed by the greats: Eames, Neutra, Koenig, and Kappe among others. Gallery 169 is honored to present Shulman photographs (some rarely seen, some classic) of these treasured homes, scattered throughout our neighborhood, breathing in our midst.
J. Paul Getty Trust. Used with permission. Julius Shulman Photography Archive, Research Library at the Getty Research Institute