The architect I.M. died Pei, the creator of the famous glass pyramid in the Louvre

Yesterday, at the age of 102, Ieoh Ming Pei, an American architect of Chinese descent, who died, among others, died glass pyramid before Louvre . He is considered the greatest creator of modernism in architecture. In 1983, he was awarded an architectural Oscar, or the Pritzker Prize.

Architect was born in 1917 in Guangzhou, China. At the age of 17, he went to the US to study architecture. He graduated from Harvard University, he quickly became a big fan of Le Corbusier and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, he also studied, among others, with Walter Gropius.

He is the author of many famous buildings around the world. The most famous of them is the 22-meter pyramid standing in the Louvre. The construction of metal and glass, erected in 1989, is the main entrance to the museum. For many years it was controversial, but now the French have become accustomed to it and reconciled.

Many of his works have passed to the canon of architecture, including Museum of Islamic Art in Qatar, Rock and Roll Museum in Cleveland, National Art Gallery in Washington, Bank of China Tower in Hong Kong or John F. Kennedy library project in Boston.


The architect I.M. died Pei, the creator of the famous glass pyramid in the Louvre
Zdj. Fogemind Archimedia
17/05/2019     wojto

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