Don’t miss this eye-grabbing documentary: Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman (New Video). This award-winning film is directed by Eric Bricker and narrated by Dustin Hoffman, and presents the life and work of one of the world’s greatest architectural photographers. Visual Acoustics is so beautifully designed and edited that even those with ADD will be glued to the screen from start to finish. Indeed, you don’t have to be a student of architecture to fall in love with this film.
Shulman’s engaging personality sparkles on the screen. He began his career in the 1930s and is still shooting today. His camera has captured the iconic structures of Frank Lloyd Wight, Richard Neutra, Frank Gehry, and John Lautner. His photographs helped popularize Southern California’s modernist movement.
The documentary is fascinating on several levels… for its portrait of Shulman, its overview of the work and the photographer’s relationship to the great architects, and for its imaginative visual presentation.
The DVD from New Video includes additional footage and deleted scenes, plus Director Commentary.