|Julius Shulman: Desert Modern focuses on Shulman's remarkable 70-year documentation of the renowned Mid-Century Modern architecture of the Palm Springs area. Shulman, at the age of 97, describes with humor and insight his artistic intentions and the backstory to some of his most legendary photographs. He is joined by noted architectural historian Alan Hess and Michael Stern, co-authors of the book Julius Shulman: Palm Springs.
The film showcases Shulman's inspired and evocative photographs of the architecture of Richard Neutra, John Lautner, Albert Frey, E. Stewart Williams, Palmer and Krisel and others. E. Stewart Williams' Frank Sinatra House is featured, as well as Richard Neutra's Kaufmann House, one of the most famous houses in America, largely due to Shulman's iconic 1947 photograph. the film was recently featured on PBS.
As a bonus, the DVD features informative illustrated lectures on Shulman's work, presented at the Palm Springs Art Museum opening of the Julius Shulman: Palm Springs exhibition by Michael Stern, Alan Hess, and Anne Blecksmith, of the Getty Research Institute.