IE Brown Executive MBA

Dietrich Neumann

Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Professor of Urban Studies, Professor of Italian Studies, Director of Urban Studies
Providence, Rhode Island


Dietrich Neumann was born in Germany and studied architecture at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London and the Technical University in Munich (Diploma 1982, Ph.D. History of Architecture 1988). He came to Brown University in 1989 as a visiting professor and joined the faculty in 1991. He has published widely on aspects of European and American architecture of the late 19th and early 20th Century, with an increasingly global focus. His interests range from the history of building materials to urban building types and ephemeral aspects of architecture, such as nocturnal illumination and film set design. Among his book publications are: Film Architecture, Richard Neutra’s Windshield House, Architecture of the Night, The Structure of Light. Dietrich Neumann is a former president of the Society of Architectural Historians and a 2013 recipient of the “Berlin Prize” at the American Academy in Berlin and recipient of a residency at the American Academy in Rome (2014).