Julius Shulman, one of America's greatest artists, died yesterday in Los Angeles. If you care about architecture, and/or about photography, this is a major, major loss: no photographer has better understood architecture -- especially his beloved Modernism. And even if oddly-shaped, Space-Age, glass-and-air buildings aren't your thing, his talent as a photographer, his eye for lines and details and beauty just soars -- he's the Michelangelo of architectural photography.
His archive will rest at the Getty -- high above L.A., surrounded by the blinding light he spent his working life in, great art all around him, only the cloudless smoggy sky above him.
He doesn't belong anywhere else.