In addition to being one of the most recognized places in the world for its long association with celebrities (many of whom live here), Malibu's strikingly beautiful coastline contains a greater concentration of world-class residential architecture than perhaps any other city in the United States, if not the world. This gorgeous book offers a behind-the-scenes view of the most exciting houses built here since 1894—by John Lautner, Richard Meier, and Frank Gehry, among others—presented decade by decade by legendary architectural photographer Julius Shulman and his colleague Juergen Nogai. Shulman, now 94 years old, first came to Malibu in 1929 and, armed with a Vest-Pocket Kodak, started taking pictures of the landscape and wildlife. He continued to visit for the next 75 years, and his personal archive of pictures from those years—a guided tour of houses that, for the most part, have never been shown to the public—forms the heart of this book. Hollywood historian and best-selling author David Wallace contributes an introductory walk through the history of Malibu and its inseparable relationship with Hollywood glamour.
About the authors
Julius Shulman is one of the most important and influential architectural photographers of all time. His numerous honors include a lifetime achievement award from the International Center of Photography. Juergen Nogai is an architectural and fine arts photographer based in Santa Monica, California. In 2001 he began a collaborative partnership with Julius Shulman. David Wallace is the author of the best-selling Lost Hollywood and Hollywoodland. Richard Olsen is an editor and writer specializing in architecture and design books. He is the editor of Abrams books such as The Ranch House and The Abrams Guide to American House Styles.