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Case Study House Photo

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The most replicated photograph in architectural history and its impact on a Case Study House, by Steve Parnell
For the 21 years of The Case Study House Program (see Back Issues, AJ 17.01.08), Arts & Architecture magazine sported stylishly designed covers of which Hanna-Barbera would have been proud. Works of art in themselves, rarely did these covers carry photographs and they bore little, if any, resemblance to the contents of the magazines.
During this period, photographer Julius Shulman captured 15 of the Case Study houses, including Pierre Koenig’s Number 22 (the Stahl House), published in Arts & Architecture in June 1960. On page 17 (pictured bottom left) – in the middle of eight pages of description, 16 black-and-white photos and a plan – sits the unpopulated version of one of the most reproduced of all modern architectural
photographs: Shulman’s ‘Two Girls’.
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