AdvertisementElectric light was more than just a novel way of brightening a room or illuminating a streetscape when it was introduced in the late-nineteenth century. It was a new and uniquely modern kind of building material, generating new sorts of spaces that altered and sometimes eclipsed previously existing spaces. This talk will review several such spaces—from automobile headlights to factory lighting to wartime mandated blackouts—in order to construct an architectural modernism centered on the new perceptual conditions and visual habits that followed widespread electrification.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
The Athenaeum of Philadelphia, 219 S 6th St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, Philadelphia, United States
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