Please note this is a region B Blu-ray and will require a region B or region free Blu-ray player in order to play.Dustin Hoffman narrates this documentary which centres on the life and career of American architectural photographer, Julius Shulman, who was made famous for his photograph of the Stahl House in Los Angeles, California in 1960.
VISUAL ACOUSTICS celebrates the life and career of Julius Shulman, acclaimed as the world’s most influential architectural photographer. Shulman’s images embody the energy and optimism of Southern California in the second half of the 20th century and brought its iconic architecture to the attention of an international audience. His photographs immortalise the work of the most prominent American modern architects from the 1930s until Shulman’s death in 2009, including Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, John Lautner and Frank Gehry. This award-winning film narrated by Dustin Hoffman, as well as its unique companion book, are both a testament to the evolution of modern architecture and a joyful portrait of the magnetic visionary who chronicled it with his unforgettable images. Best known as one of the most important photographers of the 20th century, Julius Shulman was also a prolific author, enthusiastic naturalist, educator, preservationist, passionate campaigner and commentator on urban form. Shulman’s archive of over 260,000 vintage and modern prints, negatives, and transparencies are now housed at The Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, California. THIS LIMITED EDITION CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES: A FILM FOR LIVING IN Will Paice and Eric Bricker discuss Julius Shulman and the making of Visual Acoustics. PAICE ON SHULMAN Will Paice examines Julius Shulman’s style and legacy. DELETED SCENES Nearly four minutes of deleted scenes from Visual Acoustics. ORIGINAL TRAILER ARCHIVE: LET’S RAP In this archive edition of Los Angeles KTTV’s discussion show, Julius Shulman debates the impact of economic growth on the environment and community with Gilbert W. Ferguson. GALLERIES Shulman: Origins and Icons Shulman in Color