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CHiT|CHaT: Multi-disciplinary artists speak

6 Oct

This sounds like fun. Nick Tells me, “It’s going to be phenomenal!!!!”

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CHiT|CHaT: Multi-disciplinary artists speak about their work. Ten presenters display 20 slides for 20 seconds a piece.

Presentations will include photography, graphic design, furniture, architecture and more.

Julius Shulman dies at 98

16 Jul

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Iconic architectural photographer responsible for creating a vision of a progressive, modern America, has died.

LA Times

Shulman was no stranger to Oklahoma. He photographed the states goundbreaking modern architecture from the early 50’s all the way through the 70’s. Recently the Oklahoma City Museum of Art featured a retrospective of the master’s photography entitled Oklahoma Modernism Rediscovered.

In Tulsa Shulman’s photography was instrumental in the work of local modernism icons MurrayJones Murray, photographing the Civic Center, The Tulsa International Airport, Tulsa University’s Sigma Nu house, the Robert Lawton Jones residence, St. Peter and Paul church and many more.

Shulman was an important connection between Tulsa and Modern Architecture, showing people nationwide that good design wasn’t merely reserved for New York or L.A., but that there was thought provoking, progressive modern architecture happening across the country….even in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Julius Shulman Film Preview

6 Apr

The Modernism of Julius Shulman – A Documentary Film by Eric Bricker

This documentary on iconic Shulman is looking to be pretty sweet. I expect some fantastic imagery and insight into Mid Century Modern architecture. And it’s narrated by Dustin Hoffman! He must be a modern guy!? Check out the trailer at the link below to wet your appetite. This will be screened in advance of its official release at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, May 1-3 along with an exhibit featuring Shulman’s photography from this region.

Narrated by Dustin Hoffman, Visual Acoustics explores the monumental career of 98-year-old architectural photographer, Julius Shulman. Populating his photos with human models and striking landscapes, Shulman combined the organic with the synthetic, melding nature with revolutionary urban design. The resulting images helped to shape the careers of some of the greatest architects of the 20th Century, with Shulman documenting the work of Richard Neutra, Rudolph Schindler, Pierre Koenig, John Lautner, and many others.

See the Film Preview @ juliushulmanfilm.com