Posts Tagged ‘Albert Frey’

Living with boulders

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Frank Lloyd Wright built Fallingwater on a boulder-covered site, but the giant rocks beneath and around that well-known house are not nearly so graphic or madly visible as they are in these houses. Some of these structures were deliberately built on or around boulders, whether for aesthetics, site preservation, or protection; others incorporated the rocks simply because the rocks could not be moved from the only available building spot.

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RIP Julius Shulman, 1910 – 2009.

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

Julius Shulman, the prominent architectural photographer who helped introduce North America to modern architecture, died yesterday at age 98. Shulman had never retired. Working solidly almost up until months before his death, he produced a remarkably complete photographic archive of modern American interiors and exteriors spanning more than a 50-year period.

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More iconic Julius Shulman photographs

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

From the Taschen bio of Shulman:

American photographer Julius Shulman’s images of Californian architecture have burned themselves into the retina of the 20th century. A book on modern architecture without Shulman is inconceivable. Some of his architectural photographs, like the iconic shots of Frank Lloyd Wright’s or Pierre Koenig’s remarkable structures, have been published countless times.

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Bedroom with boulder, by Albert Frey

Friday, March 20th, 2009



The Frey House, Palm Springs, 1963-4. Built by Albert Frey for himself, in the Desert Modern style he established in Palm Springs. I love this bedroom far too much. If you did that in Vancouver, though, it would leak. Top photo by Chimay Bleue on Flickr (click on photo).

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