Visual Acoustics – The Modernism Of Photographer Julius Shulman

July 27, 2010 § Leave a comment

Completing Battlestar Galactica over the weekend allowed my netflix queue to surface some documentaries that have been hanging around for awhile. Visual Acoustics – The Modernism Of Photographer Julius Shulman is one well worth watching.

The film reflects how Shulman’s images brought modern architecture to the American mainstream and played a major role in crafting the image of the Los Angeles and “Southern California lifestyle” to the rest of the world during the 50s and 60s. It also examines the relationship between Shulman’s images and the careers of influential 20th century architects, including Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra and John Lautner.

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Visual Acoustics – The Modernism Of Photographer Julius Shulman
Narrated by Dustin Hoffman and directed by Eric Bricker

Alissa Walker interviews director Eric Bricker for Dwell


I’ve got a key to the city ~ let’s go to Saint John the Divine.

July 24, 2010 § 1 Comment

Last month I got a key to the city.

This afternoon I opened my first lock in the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine. The opened padlock took us to The Baptistry, a gift from the descendants of Peter Stuyvesant, the last governor of New Amsterdam. I quickly noticed there were other doors (open and unlocked) leading to the Baptistry and it suddenly seemed a bit silly. Lets hope other sites are truly under lock and key.

The best part of the trip was an unexpected view of Keith Haring triptych, The Life Of Christ. It is a bronze and gold alterpiece based on a traditional Russian icon. It was Haring’s last work of art, two weeks before his death in 1990.

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Center for Book Arts

July 7, 2010 § 2 Comments

Poems & Pictures I will cut thrU: Pochoirs, Carvings and Other Cuttings
Center for Book Arts
28 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor. New York, NY 10001

July 7, 2010 – September 11, 2010
Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm
Saturday 10 am to 4 pm
Closed on Sundays

Went to the opening tonight with Sue ~ and what a joy. The exhibit focuses on how the art of cutting: pochoir (stenciling), relief printing, paper cutting, and other related techniques are used to convey content, form, text, and image. Don’t leave without a class schedule. Itching to take a letterpress class.

One of my favorite pieces:
Fashion Statement (from the WordRobe Series) 2010
Beatrice Coron and Elizabeth Desole
Cut Tyvek dress
Fashion Statement (from the WordRobe Series) 2010

Fashion Statement (from the WordRobe Series) 2010

Wandering through the print shop:
Print room

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