- Run Time: 1 hours, 23 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: May 25, 2010
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: New Video Group
- Encoding: Region [unknown]
- Note: Audio commentary with the director
- Deleted scenes
- Extra footage
- Theatrical trailer
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Box Office - 10/09/2009
3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he documentary VISUAL ACOUSTICS approaches Schulman's work using deft graphics and animations in a thrilling way."
New York Times - 10/14/2009
"Architecture aficionados, and design mavens in general, will have an agreeable time with VISUAL ACOUSTICS....[A] supple, streamlined film..."
Washington Post - 11/06/2009
"Julius Shulman, the irrepressible and engaging subject of the documentary VISUAL ACOUSTICS, was no ordinary architectural photographer, and his long and productive career makes for a fascinating primer in modern architecture..."
For years, journalists have pontificated at length on the importance of modernist architecture in contemporary society, even dissecting its angles, proportions, and overall aesthetics. But what of the visual artists responsible for bringing views of this architecture to the mass public' Time and again, architecture photographer Julius Shulman perfected this unusual and highly specialized art form, defining not modernist architecture per se (he left that up to the designers) but how the overall public perceives modernist architecture. Utilizing a pronounced visual style, this program joins Shulman on a cross-country journey to many of the structures he immortalized with his camera, complemented by the artist's rich and detailed recollections of his work.