The Structure of Light: Richard Kelly and the Illumination of Modern Architecture, recently released by Yale University press, tells the story of Richard Kelly's career as a lighting designer. The book displays a selection of drawings and photographs largely drawn from the Kelly Papers held at Yale's Manuscripts & Archives collection. Kelly graduated from the Department of Architecture of Yale University's School of the Fine Arts in 1944.
Written by six historians, architects, and practitioners looking at Kelly’s influence on contemporary architecture and his lighting for some of the 20th century’s most iconic buildings, the book includes: 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 others.
The book is edited by Dietrich Neumann, a Royce Family Professor for the History of Modern Architecture and Urban Studies at Brown University, and Robert A.M. Stern, the dean of the Yale School of Architecture.