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. ~ Cheri Lucas Rowlands
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
I especially admire his design of the Miho Museum. When Pei completed the Museum, he was 80 years old.
“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.