Los Angeles photographer Marvin Rand created iconic images of some of the most celebrated architectural creations of his time, photographing buildings by the likes of Modernist masters Craig Ellwood, Louis Kahn, and Frank Lloyd Wright to capture the essence of their work – and, in doing so, played a critical role in shaping the Mid-Century California style now worshiped the world over. The discovery of Rand’s archive has brought a treasure trove to life, and California Captured showcases it – and the period – as never before.
Emily Bills is the managing director of the Julius Shulman Institute in Los Angeles. Sam Lubell is a contributing editor at the Architect’s Newspaper, writer for Wired, and a contributor to the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Magazine, and New York Magazine, among others. Pierluigi Serraino is an architect, author, and educator.
He has lectured on postwar American architecture, California Modernism, and architectural photography.