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    The Structure of Light: Richard Kelly and the Illumination of Modern Architecture (Yale School of Architecture S.) (Hardback) Edited by Dietrich Neumann, Contributions by Michelle Addingon, Contributions by Howard Brandston, Contributions by Tim Edler, Contributions by Jan Edler, Contributions by Sandy Isenstadt, Contributions by Phyllis Lambert, Contributions by Margaret Maile-Petty, Contributions by Matthew Tanteri, Foreword by Robert A. M. Stern

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    DescriptionThe potential of electric light as a new building 'material' was recognized in the 1920s and became a useful design tool by the mid-century. Skilful lighting allowed for theatricality, narrative, and a new emphasis on structure and space. "The Structure of Light" tells the story of the career of Richard Kelly, the field's most influential figure. Six historians, architects, and practitioners explore Kelly's unparalleled influence on modern architecture and his lighting designs for some of the 20th century's most iconic buildings: Philip Johnson's Glass House; Louis Kahn's Kimbell Art Museum; Eero Saarinen's GM Technical Center; and Mies van der Rohe's Seagram Building, among many others. This beautifully illustrated history demonstrates the range of applications, building types, and artistic solutions he employed to achieve a 'nocturnal modernity' that would render buildings evocatively different at night. The survival of Kelly's rich correspondence and extensive diaries allows an in-depth look at the triumphs and uncertainties of a young profession in the making. The first book to focus on the contributions of a master in the field of architectural lighting, this fascinating volume celebrates the practice's significance in modern design.

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    The Structure of Light
    Richard Kelly and the Illumination of Modern Architecture
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Dietrich Neumann, Contributions by Michelle Addingon, Contributions by Howard Brandston, Contributions by Tim Edler, Contributions by Jan Edler, Contributions by Sandy Isenstadt, Contributions by Phyllis Lambert, Contributions by Margaret Maile-Petty, Contributions by Matthew Tanteri, Foreword by Robert A. M. Stern
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 241 mm
    Height: 267 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 1,270 g
    ISBN 13: 9780300163704
    ISBN 10: 0300163703

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    Illustrations note
    131 black-&-white illustrations + 114 colour images
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    25 January 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Author Information
    Dietrich Neumann is Royce Family Professor for the History of Modern Architecture and Urban Studies at Brown University. Robert A.M. Stern is dean of the Yale School of Architecture.