SOLD OUT!! The Structure of Light: Illuminating Modern Architecture

Why Has Professor Dietrich Neumann Won 5 Teaching Awards At Brown? Come and Find Out For Yourself!

  Join Fellow New York City Area Brown Alumni,
Parents and Friends For an Illuminating Evening with
             Dietrich Neumann
Professor of History of Art and Architecture

Professor Neumann’s presentation will cover the history of architectural illumination since the introduction of electric light as a 'new building material.' Professor Neumann will show both historic and contemporary examples and speak about the interesting theoretical debates that accompanied this development. He will also discuss New York City’s rich architectural heritage including both modern and historic building designs. In addition, Brown’s important contributions to the NYC skyline will be highlighted!

Dietrich Neumann is a professor for the history of Modern Architecture at Brown University. He was trained as an architect in Munich and London and received his Ph.D. in architectural history at the University of Munich. He has won the Society of Architectural Historians Founder's Award in 1995 and its Philip Johnson Award in 2003 and was the society’s president from 2008-2010. He has curated a number of major traveling exhibitions and has won five teaching awards at Brown in 1993, 1994, 1999, 2006 and 2008. In 2008, he was named by the Corporation to the endowed Royce Family Professor in Teaching Excellence chair. Dietrich serves as a member of the World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize jury.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011
  6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Wine and Cheese Reception
  6:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Welcoming and Introductory Remarks
  7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Professor Neumann’s Presentation followed by Q & A.
Where: Knoll, Inc., 11th Floor, 76 Ninth Avenue, between 15th - 16th Streets, New York City
Cost: THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.  Thanks for your enthusiasm!  There will be no waitlist and no on-site ticket purchase.

Questions? Contact Jeremy Handelman ’77 at or at 646.593.7877

The Brown University Club thanks Knoll, Inc. for hosting this event.