BRASÍLIA 50 ANOS | ARCHITECTURE + PHOTOGRAPHY :: JULIUS SHULMAN’S BRASÍLIA

from top: Julius Shulman > View of Ministry of Justice and Government Building from Senate Building (Brasília, Brazil), 1977 |  Julius Shulman > Executive Apartment Blocks (Brasília, Brazil), 1977 | Julius Shulman > Executive Apartment Blocks (Brasília, Brazil), 1977. Julius Shulman Photography Archive, Research Library at the Getty Research Institute. © J. Paul Getty Trust.

°

°

°

Julius Shulman was one of a handful of American architectural photographers who made a career of documenting the Mid-Century Look.

I know him best for his Case Study Houses (the hyper-famous #22 by Pierre Koenig, below) and other Southern California masterpieces. I had no idea he travelled to Brasília! In the disco seventies, no less.

The top photo, in particular, has a strength and dynamic perspective that does justice to Niemeyer’s National Congress Building.

Julius Shulman at work, ca. 1950. Image courtesy Judy McKee

Getty Museum | Remembering Shulman PDF

Advertisements

About this entry