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 Architecture of the Night: The Illuminated Building Architecture of the Night: The Illuminated Building
  Date Published 3/1/2003

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Rated By: Michael Webb
From: London, England
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Comments: Architecture of the Night
A century of architectural illumination-mostly of skyscrapers and expositions-that blooms in darkness. The development of electrical power preceded the modern movement and was brilliantly exploited in the 1893 Chicago World's Fair and the 1889 Paris fair that was centered on the Eiffel Tower. But it enjoyed its heyday in the 1920s and 1930s, most notably in the US and Germany, and Neumann, a professor of architecture at Brown, has chronicled both with equal insight. Many of the period images are breathtaking, and inspiring work is still being done. (Michael Webb is the book reviewer for LA Architect magazine.)