Visual Acoustics Film Shown With High-Res Projector at Phoenix Art Museum

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"Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum" photographed by Julius Shulman (1964) from VISUAL ACOUSTICS, an Arthouse Films release 2009. Copyright J. Paul Getty Trust.
Now that Arty Girl doubles as the Assistant Night and Day Editor, I know dang well that New Times has already given you plenty reason to check out the Visual Acoustics film at the Phoenix Art Museum this Sunday.

But I feel the need to stress a couple things in this blog.

1) The photographs are beautiful (just see for yourself after the jump)
2) The Phoenix Art Museum has a brand spankin' new video projector that totally rocks


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"Case Study House #22 - Two Girls" photographed by Julius Shulman (1960) from VISUAL ACOUSTICS, an Arthouse Films release 2009. Copyright J. Paul Getty Trust.
"It increases the image size of 4:3 ratio films and drastically increases the size to fill the entire screen with 16:9 ratio films,"  says Steve Weiss, Executive Director for No Festival Required, who is presenting the film. "I've told my audience it is the difference between mud and silk."

The film is all about the life and career of Julius Shulman, a man that many people like to call "the world's greatest architectural photographer".

As art lovers, we must be thankful for folks like Shulman. Since most of us don't have the scratch to travel across America on an architectural tour, photos are the only way to experience these spaces. If it weren't for skillful architectural photography, we would never get a sense of the building's impact.

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Julius Shulman, from VISUAL ACOUSTICS, an Arthouse Films release 2009. Copyright Aiken Weiss. Courtesy of Arthouse Films

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"Chemosphere House" photographed by Julius Shulman (1960) from VISUAL ACOUSTICS, an Arthouse Films release 2009. Copyright J. Paul Getty Trust.

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"Kaufmann House" photographed by Julius Shulman (1947) from VISUAL ACOUSTICS, an Arthouse Films release 2009. Copyright J. Paul Getty Trust.
Yep, we need people like Shulman who can use his photographic skill to take our breath away - much like the building he photographed would if we saw them in real life.

You'll hear the story how the man shot famous buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, John Lautner, and Frank Gehry.

Fine art photography, fantastic architecture, and incredible projection quality? It's a feast for the eyes, it is.

Visual Acoustics will screen this Sunday, March 28 at 1 p.m. in Whiteman Hall at Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 North Central Avenue, 602-257-1880, www.phxart.org.


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