Goodbye, Julius Shulman

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Julius Shulman, architectural photographer whose seductive images sold California Midcentury Modern architecture and its lifestyle around the world, died on July 15 at the age of 98. We celebrate his legacy with recollections from some of the people who knew him -- Dion Neutra, Craig Krull, Juergen Nogai, Eric Bricker, Ann Videriksen, Frank Gehry and Elizabeth Armstrong -- as well as pithy taped commentary from Shulman himself.

In an online exclusive bonus, KCRW's very own Eric J. Lawrence talks about the best spaces in Los Angeles for free summertime concerts, and Dana Cuff talks about WPA 2.0, a competition open to anyone who wants to offer up an imaginative vision for new infrastructure in our post-industrial age.




Julius Shulman at one of the many buildings he photographed,
John Lautner's Chemosphere house.

Photos: Juergen Nogai, 2007

Remembering Julius Shulman

When the architectural photographer passed away on July 15, the architecture and photography communities sprung to life with tributes to the legend. Some of our favorites follow. Feel free to share your own memories of Julius.

Public Spaces Made for Music

Eric J. Lawrence, KCRW music librarian and host of Dragnet show, picks six outdoor spaces perfect for summertime concerts.

Santa Monica Pier: Twilight Dance Series hosts a danceable music act Thursday nights
Pershing Square: Downtown Stage features indie rock and pop music five days a week
Hammer Presents
: Thursday nights at the Westwood museum feature indie rock performances
Grand Performances: Downtown plaza hosts a range of events from film to classical music
Levitt Pavilion: Pasadena bandshell features a variety of acts like a mini Hollywood Bowl
Balboa Park after Dark
: Beautiful San Diego pavilion holds concerts and Monday organ festivals

And three more Eric didn't get to mention in the interview...

Skirball Center: Sunset concerts draw a unique blend of world music every Thursday.
Saturdays off the 405: Getty's popular music and art series features DJ's and dance parties
Valley Cultural Center: Live-music concerts in Woodland Hills' Warner Center Park


WPA 2.0

UCLA Professor Dana Cuff, founder of cityLAB, talks about WPA 2.0, a competition that’s open to anyone who wants to offer up an imaginative vision for new infrastructure in our post-industrial age. Registration closes this Friday, more details on the WPA 2.0 website.