Triangle Modernist Presents “Visual Acoustics” at Galaxy Cinema

A still image from "Visual Acoustics"

April 12, 2010 (CARY, NC) –Triangle Modernist Houses (TMH) and Nowell’s Contemporary Furniture will conclude this year’s Architecture Movie Series with a special screening of “Visual Acoustics” on Thursday, April 22, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Galaxy Cinema in Cary.

Narrated by Dustin Hoffman, “Visual Acoustics” celebrates the life and career of Julius Shulman (1910-2009), widely considered the world’s greatest architectural photographer. His images brought modern architecture to the American mainstream., capturing the work of nearly every modern and progressive architect since the 1930s including Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, John Lautner and Frank Gehry.

According to the website, “His images epitomized the singular beauty of Southern California’s modernist movement and brought its iconic structures to the attention of the general public. This unique film is both a testament to the evolution of modern architecture and a joyful portrait of the magnetic, whip-smart gentleman who chronicled it with his unforgettable images.”

TMH intended to launch the Nowell’s Architecture Movie Series with “Visual Acoustics” in December but the film didn’t arrive in time. Tickets purchased either online or at the door in December will be honored. To purchase tickets now, go to Advance tickets are $7.95 or $9 at the door.

Sponsors for this special screening include the bar Foundation in downtown Raleigh, LightTech Architectural Lighting in Pittsboro, Tonic Design/Construction in Raleigh, Kontek Systems in Research Triangle Park, Frank Bowman Designs Inc, and Alphin Design-Build in Raleigh. Nowell’s Contemporary Furniture in Cary has been the primary sponsor for the entire series.

Galaxy Cinema is located at 770 Cary Towne Boulevard, across the street from Cary Towne Center (

For more information on TMH, visit

About Triangle Modernist Houses

Triangle Modernist Houses (TMH) is a 501C3 nonprofit established in 2007 to restoring and growing modernist architecture in the Triangle. The award-winning website, now the largest educational and historical archive for modernist residential design in America, continues to catalog, preserve, and advocate for North Carolina modernism.  TMH also hosts popular modernist house tours several times a year, giving the public access to the Triangle’s most exciting residential architecture, past and present. These tours raise awareness and help preserve these “works of art” for future generations. Visit the website at TMH is also available on Facebook.

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