Image. Architecture. Now

by | 29. Aug 2012

Exhibitions and Events

Photo courtesy Woodbury UniversityKen Nielsen, President of the University, Iwan Baan and publisher Benedikt Taschen.


Iwan BaanFirst visitors at National Stadium BeijingHerzog & de Meuron, Beijing, 2008Kodak C printCourtesy of the Artist

In celebration of Julius Shulman’s 100th birthday, the Julius Shulman Institute at Woodbury University presented 10.10.10. Image Architecture.Now, a symposium and exhibition exploring intersections between photography and the built environment.

Photographer Iwan Baan was presented with the 1st annual Julius Shulman Photography Award.

Voted an honorary fellow by the AIA and recipient of its gold medal for architectural photography, Julius Shulman enjoyed the international esteem of a new generation eager for images of the past to inform present and future. In capturing the vision of so many others, Shulman’s eye has ultimately defined his own vision, which remains as keen and singular as the man himself.
/Ester McCoy, Los Angeles, 1989

Julius ShulmanKaufmann HouseRichard Neutra, 1947Palm Springs, CaliforniaChromogenic printCourtesy of Woodbury University

The exhibition at the Julius Shulman Institute focuses on 10 photographers whose work illuminates a range of explorations into documenting the experience of space. What does the building feel like? What kind of light and shadow does it embrace and cast? How are buildings etched into our memory in a visceral way?

Take one picture. But be sure that picture encompasses everything you see, hear, and feel.
/Julius Shulman

Photo: arcspace


Photo: arcspace

Nothing is ever quite objective through an individual’s eye, but is on some level an emotional response and reaction. All that is built or demolished shapes not only the physical landscape, but the human experience as well. Large and small, architecture seeps into a person’s being in a profoundly intimate way.


Iwan BaanMorning Routine, Palace of the AssemblyLe Corbusier, Chandigarh, 2010Kodak C printCourtesy of the Artist


Iwan BaanAbove Skid Row, Inner City ArtsMichael Maltzan, Los Angeles, 2008Kodak C printCourtesy of the Artist


Jason Schmidt375 Lexington Ave, New York, 2000Chromogenic printCourtesy of Audrey Landreth


James Welling9818, 2009″Glass House” seriesInk jet printCourtesy of Regen Projects, Los Angeles


Chris MottaliniThe Micheels House #3Westport, CT, 2007Designed by Paul RudolphFrom the series “After You Left, They Took It Apart (Demolished Paul Rudolph Homes)”Digital C printCourtesy of the Artist


Sze Tsung LeongXiangluying Fourth LaneChunshu, Xuanwu District, Beijing, 2004From the series “History Images”Chromogenic printCourtesy of the Artist, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York and Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica


Luisa LambriUntitled (Sheats-Goldstein House, #17), 2007Laserchrome printCourtesy of the Artist and Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles


Catherine OpieUntitled #14 from “Mini-mall” series, 1997IRIS printCourtesy of Regen Projects, Los Angeles


Livia Corona47,526 HomesFrom the series “Two Million Homes for Mexico”Archival Chromogenic printCourtesy of the Artist


David LeventiLa Fenice, Venice, Italy, 2008Fujicolor Crystal Archive printCourtesy of the Artist and Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York


Victoria SambunarisUntitled[Gold mine(pit)Fairbanks, Alaska], 2003Chromogenic printCourtesy of the Artist and Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York

The two panel Symposium, moderated by architect Neil Denari and historian Kazys Varnelis, featured architects and photographers in conversation. The symposium was emceed by Frances Anderton, host of DnA on KCRW.


Photo: arcspaceIwan Baan, Sylvia Lavin, curator and critic, and architect Neil Denari getting ready for the Symposium.

A celebration evening, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of Shulman’s birth, took place on Sunday, October 10. During the celebration photographer Iwan Baan was presented with the 1st annual Julius Shulman Photography Award, and actress Diane Keaton with the 10th annual Julius Shulman Communication Award.

Woodbury is the home to the Julius Shulman Institute which focuses on Shulman’s enduring involvement in the issues of modernism.


Photo: arcspaceJulius Shulman in his own archive before the Getty took over. He knew where every single photo was, and had a story to tell about each and everyone.

The Julius Shulman archives, at the Getty Museum, is one of the most comprehensive visual chronologies of modern architecture and the development of the Los Angeles region.


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