Shulman Book Cover
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Modernista Cocktails & Book Signing , with friends Joan & Gary Gand from Chicago!
Friday, August 6 , from 5:30 – 7:30 pm
4115 NE 19th Avenue (1 block south of Skidmore)
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About the book:
In 2006, Chicago Bauhaus and Beyond, a non-profit organization which celebrates and promotes 20th-century modern architecture and design, contacted legendary photographer Julius Shulman to record Chicago’s modernist residential architectural heritage. Chicago, America’s First City of Architecture, and its modern architecture proved to be the ideal subject for Shulman’s final book project before his death in 2009. JULIUS SHULMAN: CHICAGO MID-CENTURY MODERNISM (Rizzoli; May 2010, ISBN: 9780847832873; $60.00 US) features the elegantly modern Minsk House, designed by Keck & Keck in 1955; the 1960 Burton Frank House, a mid-century modern gem; architect Harry Weese’s inspired modernist house and studio of 1957; and many other modern masterpieces by Edward Dart, Bertrand Goldberg, Paul Schweikher’s home and studio, Edward Humrich (pictured on the cover), and Ralph Rapson among others.
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER / AUTHOR: Julius Shulman documented the most important architecture of our time for more than seventy years, and his work is published and exhibited widely. Gary Gand is a concert sound engineer, musician, and Modern furniture collector based in Chicago. He helped found and serves as Vice President of Chicago Bauhaus and Beyond, the architecture preservation organization which promotes the protection of architecturally significant houses built from the 1930s to the 1960s. With a motto of “preservation through appreciation,” Chicago Bauhaus and Beyond works tirelessly to protect these endangered properties. Gand was assisted with the book by CBB secretary Joan Gand, CBB president Joe Kunkel, member Dan Obermaier, and all of the homeowners who were interviewed and whose homes appear in the book.