In- Laws Home/Shilpa does a Julius I do not  know too many other photographers who shot like that; but Julius Shulman did. He passed away at the amazing age of 99, in 2009. But in the years that he worked he made famous the work of Richard Neutra, Raphael Soriano, Craig Ellwood, Charles and Ray Eames, Pierre Koenig and Eero Saarinen,  in works built between 1945-1966. He shot with an incredible sense of space, a sharp eye and most importantly peppered his pictures with real people using the spaces.During the Second World War  it seems that the offices of Arts & Architecture  in the US, were home to endless discussions about  new ideas in residential design and they launched what was called the "Case Study House Programme'. Ralph Rapson, John…
Professor P. B. Bhagwat, or Bade Sir to many students and folks in the office, celebrated his 85th birthday on 20th June 2015. It was a Saturday and we spent the afternoon home, talking to him, laughing a lot and      cutting large cakes . Some pictures. And through this post a big thank you to the many many people who called, mailed and sent messages greeting him.      
Invested as it is, to surround the human body, a bit lesser than clothes and a lot more than architecture - interior design is often occupied with marking and occupying spaces for the daily enactment of life - and whilst doing so, it presents a certain aesthetic. In presenting this aesthetic it sometimes clones, at other times is original or evolved - and in the best cases explores a craft or a material. In doing all this, depending on the skill of the maker, it makes the space, rational, poetic, dense, sparse, cluttered, efficient, and other such things. Unfortunately this is what it does - and rarely any more. It rarely communicates the memory of an association, it rarely allows contemplation of a past, and it rarely allows an imagination…
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