Architecture

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Train your eye to look for architectural elements that translate in black and white: sharp lines and patterns, defined shapes, large surface areas, and a mix of very light and very dark colors. Compare the color and monochrome versions of today’s shot.  ~ 

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Architecture is there to enhance life. It is not just an object in space to look at …  It has to contain human activity. It has to make that activity noble.  

~ I. M. Pei, April 26, 1917 (age 97)

a Chinese-born American architect often called the master of modern architecture. In 1983, he received the Pritzker Architecture Prize, Royal Gold Medal

Architecture Of His Time Part II ( In 2013, I did four posts introducing I M Pei’s architectural works) 

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 I especially admire his design of the Miho Museum. When Pei completed the Museum, he was 80 years old.  

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“Having won every award of any consequence in his art, Pei stands alone as the most distinguished member of his Late-Modernist generation still in practice. And what most distinguishes his practice is that it has never ceased to grow, or to change. ” When Carter Wiseman made these remarks, I M Pei was already 84 years old.

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38 thoughts on “Architecture

  1. Although I have to admit I prefer the color photo in this instance, it’s always a good idea to look at your photos in B&W to see if they work as a composition. Great photo either way!!!

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  2. architects are more than artists and your pix do prove it… Mr Pei is appreciated and respected all over the world… in France, too, especially after les pyramides du Louvre… 🙂

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  3. Beautiful shot and processing. I prefer the colour version, because you can see the moon more clearly, but at the same time I prefer the reflections in the steeple in the B&W version. They’re both great.

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    • You’re so right, Dragon 🙂 This probably wouldn’t be my choice had I not seen the sample photo of Cheri, which was focusing on part of the building… Thank you for your comment.

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