In a life and career spanning nearly a century, photographer Julius Shulman helped breathe life into a new school of architecture.

A must-have new monograph of his work from Rizzoli, Julius Shulman Los Angeles: The Birth of  a Modern Metropolis, features many never-before-seen images from L.A. and its environs, including Palm Springs and the San Fernando Valley.

Richard Neutra’s famed 1946 Kaufmann House in Palm Springs, photographed by Julius Shulman

Many of the Los Angeles buildings and neighborhoods photographed by Shulman have since been overhauled, torn down, or otherwise altered beyond recognition.

One that survives is Richard Neutra’s famed 1946 Kaufmann House in Palm Springs, above.

Selected from his personal collections as well as his official archives, the book is a fitting testament to the man who put mid-century modernism on the map.

Image © J Paul Getty Trust, courtesy of Rizzoli