NEWPORT, R.I. – Architectural historian Dr. Dietrich Neumann, an assistant professor at Brown University, will talk about “The Structure of Light: The Illumination of Modern Architecture,” when he presents the Atwood Lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at Salve Regina University.
Free and open to the public, Neumann’s lecture will be presented at 4:30 p.m. in Bazarsky Lecture Hall, located in the O’Hare Academic Center on Ochre Point Avenue.
Neumann is Royce Family Professor for the History of Modern Architecture and Urban Studies at Brown. Born in Germany, he studied architecture at the Technical University in Munich, and at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London.
Neumann’s research concentrates mostly on late 19th and early 20th century European and American architecture. “I am interested in the entire scope of architectural production and debate, from the minutiae of building technologies to the transatlantic discourse on skyscrapers and urbanism throughout the 20th century,” he says. “My publications on the history of film set design and architectural illumination have helped to define new approaches and fields of research.”
Neumann has curated a number of exhibitions, such as “Film Architecture” (Providence, Los Angeles, Frankfurt), “Richard Neutra’s Windshield House” (Harvard University, RISD, Washington, Pittsburgh), “Unbuilt Providence” (Brown University), “Friedrich St. Florian: Retrospective,” (Brown University), “Luminous Buildings: Architecture of the Night” (Stuttgart and Rotterdam), and edited their catalogues.