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23.11.2010

 

Architecture as an 'American Way of Life' - the Julius Shulman retrospective in Mannheim

Last October, Julius Shulman would have turned 100 years. The world famous American architecture photographer influenced our image of American modernity. He became famous through the pictures he took during the post-war years in the Kennedy era. ZEPHYR – Raum für Fotografie presents his life's work at the Reiss-Engelhorn Museum in Mannheim.

Shulman worked for the most important architects, including Richard Neutra, Frank Lloyd Wright, Frank O. Gehry and Pierre Koenig and defined a never seen before style of architecture photography. He did not document but became the primary media in his pictures.

He had a very conscious approach to picture composition and created the right atmosphere through light direction, the careful placement of his extras and the cross over of interior and exterior through windows and arches.

Over 200 pictures are on loan from the Getty Reseach Institute, Los Angeles, as well as Shulman's partner Jürgen Nogai.

'Cool and hot' is the first retrospective of Julius Schulman's works to be held in Europe.


Julius Shulman – Cool and Hot
The exhibition for Julius Shulman's 100th Birthday

Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen Mannheim
ZEPHYR – Raum für Fotografie
68159 Mannheim

Until 27th of February 2011
Tue – Sun, 11am – 6pm