Here's my Julius Shulman article about his Getty exhibition, which I enjoyed writing.
October 15th, I attended the 95th birthday of Julius Shulman, iconic and legendary photographer of mid-century modern architecture. The event coincided with the opening of his exhibit at the Getty. I met the Great "Uncle Shulman" as he calls himself, and Gloria Koenig, wife of the late and wonderful mid-century modern architect Pierre Koenig. Her book, Iconic L.A., the story of L.A.'s most memorable buildings will come out in paperback this spring. Please check it out!
My husband and I are mid-century modern architecture enthusiasts, so spent our time - when not eating and sipping cocktails - finding these wonderful homes in the desert.
We weren't the only ones.
Here's (below) the Kaufmann house, designed by Richard Neutra. When we found the house, there was already a trio of women, balancing on rocks, trying to peek over the stone wall. One of them was holding the same book we carried, Palm Springs Weekend, which made me feel like we were all architecture groupies.
Photo on left, is the house where Elvis spent his honeymoon.
The homes just below the canyons were my favorite. I could imagine myself inside one of the sleek homes wearing a cocktail dress, sipping a martini, listening to an up-beat Bossa Nova tune... instead, I simply drove on by.
Below right is the Palms Springs Tennis Club.