Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman

Dustin Hoffman narrates this enthralling documentary exploring the monumental career of 98-year-old architectural photographer Julius Shulman. A pivotal figure in American popular culture and the modernism movement, he populated his stunning images with human models and bold landscapes, always blending organic, living textures with urban design. And at 98, he is still taking photographic assignments and lecture invitations from around the world. With unprecedented access to his photographic archives, and the genial yet passionate Schulman in fine fettle, this documentary is a celebration of a life well-spent. Interviewees include Frank Gehry, Juergen Nogai, Edward Ruscha, Leo Marmol and Tom Ford.

Year: 2008
Genre: Documentaries, Art On Film, Biography, Film Festivals 2009, Architectures, Docos - Art & Architectures
Country: USA
Director: Eric Bricker
Starring: Narrated by, Dustin Hoffman
Duration: 83 Minutes
Rating: G
Location in store: Documentary (Architectures)



Permanent Collection

For in-store pickup reservations please call 03 3650 615


Frank Hurley: The Man Who Made History (2004)

Frank Hurley left behind a collection of striking and daring photographs. His most famous images are...

Marti: The Passionate Eye (2004)

Director Shirley Horrocks traces the dramatic personal story of Marti Friedlander, one of New Zealan...

Sketches of Frank Gehry (2005)

Director Sydney Pollack makes his documentary debut by following his old friend, ground-breaking, 'd...

Alchemy of Building (2006)

Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron were awarded the 2001 Pritzker Prize, their pro...

Annie Leibovitz: Life Through A Lens (2007)

This film traces the artistic self-realization of Annie Leibovitz, from childhood through the death...

Edward Burtynsky: Manufactured Landscapes (2006)

From its stunning eight-minute opening tracking shot to the remarkable documentation of China's Thre...

Rem Koolhaas: A Kind of Architect (2008)

An engaging portrait of the visionary Dutch architect, taking us to the very heart of his inspiratio...

Bill Cunningham New York (2010)

New York Times readers could always count on photographer Bill Cunningham to provide vivid glimpses...

Eames: The Architect and the Painter (2011)

Design history was born in a cavernous warehouse on a gritty street in Venice Beach, California, whe...

Art and Copy (2009)

"Art & Copy" is a powerful documentary about advertising and inspiration. Directed by Doug Pray ("Su...

Cathedrals of Culture (2013)

If buildings could talk, what would they say about us? Robert Redford and Wim Wenders find out....