With a life and career spanning nearly a century, Julius Shulman is credited with furthering the midcentury modernist movement through his flawless photographs of the pioneering architecture of Richard Neutra and Charles Eames, among others.
While Shulman's pictures comprise the most published images of the modernist movement, this monograph presents many neverbefore- seen images on a subject closest to Shulman's heart: Los Angeles and its environs-including Palm Springs and other suburbs.
Shulman documents then-emerging areas like Century City, Wilshire Boulevard, and Echo Park, as well as landmarks like the Watts Towers and Grauman's Chinese Theatre.
Many of these Los Angeles buildings and neighborhoods have since been overhauled, torn down, or otherwise altered beyond recognition, making these images some of the only lasting testaments to their existence.
Selected from his personal collection as well as his official archives, the photographs represent not only lesser-known and never-before-seen material, but also some of Shulman's own personal favorites.