The Enduring Contribution of Julius Shulman
The Julius Shulman Institute of Woodbury University and the MAK Center
co-sponsored “The Enduring Contribution of Julius Shulman,” hosted by the MAK Center for Art and Architecture. The lovely event took place in the courtyard of the Schindler House where a handful of architects, industry professionals, and students gathered under the stars to commemorate the late Julius Shulman. Philip Ethington, Professor of History at USC, spoke of Shulman’s playful nature, as revealed in an early self portrait intended to be serious. Mary Melton, Editor-in-Chief of Los Angeles Magazine, led a panel discussion with Steven Ehrlich, FAIA, RIBA, William Krisel, AIA, and Wim de Wit of the Getty Research Institute. Melton reflected on Shulman’s mastery and his ability to “read a room.” The conversation drifted into four close friends of Shulman reminiscing on his extraordinary character. Laughter was shared when Ehrlich told the story of the day he agreed to be Shulman’s temporary assistant at a photoshoot, Shulman said, “Great. Now take off all your clothes. I need a model.” Final remarks were made by Norman Miller, Dean of the School of Architecture at Woodbury University, who disclosed plans to move the master’s legacy forward with 10-10-10, an inaugural weekend symposium hosted by the Julius Shulman Institute at Woodbury University on October 10th, 2010, which would have been Shulman’s 100th birthday.