Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman Synopsis
Julius Schulman's photography helps bring architecture's modernist movement to light.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
A really terrific, intensely focused documentary on a fascinating personality.
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78

Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
Associated with the modernist architectural movement centered in Southern California during the mid-20th century, Shulman’s still...
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75

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
This stylish film reminds us that great images endure after bodies and buildings crumble.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Shulman photographed buildings as if they were movie stars: He found their best angles and immortalized them.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
Something of an elegy to modernism.
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Kenneth Turan
Nominally about the life and career of landmark Southern California architectural photographer Julius Shulman, but it's more about the...
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70

The New York Times

It’s about lovely photographs of graceful buildings and those who can afford the real estate. But it does pay proper respect to a deserving...
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70

Village Voice

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Enjoyable as it is, Bricker's giddy hagiography could have used a little pushback, especially in the matter of Shulman's airy dismissal of...
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60

Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
Visual Acoustics goes out of its way to remain as kindly and pleasing as Shulman himself.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Essential viewing for builders, graphic designers, visual artists, and other optically inclined folk, but it’s a bit of a slog for the...
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