I.M. Pei (1917-2019)

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I.M. Pei (1917-2019)

#1 Post by djproject » Thu May 16, 2019 6:16 pm

I.M. Pei, architect.

His firm was responsible for 200 Clarendon Street in Boston (known colloquially as “the Hancock”). This provided the main artwork for my own album (as キラヨシ), Reincarnated Resurrection.

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#2 Post by domino harvey » Thu May 16, 2019 8:17 pm

He also ruined downtown OKC

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#3 Post by Michael Kerpan » Fri May 17, 2019 10:32 am

domino harvey wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 8:17 pm
He also ruined downtown OKC
Too be fair, as far as I can tell, Pei delivered precisely the sort of plan the "city fathers" wanted.

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#4 Post by domino harvey » Fri May 17, 2019 10:39 am

I stumbled onto this promotional short film from the early 70s last year, and as an Oklahoman it’s fascinating, especially since much of what was promised in the program never came and they celebrate destroying historic buildings to make way for sterile shapes

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#5 Post by bearcuborg » Fri May 17, 2019 10:52 am

That was very much thing to do in the 70s, a lot of cities couldn’t wait to tear down historic buildings.

I’m a fan of the trapezoid look to some of his buildings. The East Building in DC is magnificent too. The bottom floor (with a really hip book store for film buffs) is something most folks over look when visiting, but it has a really beautiful water fall/moving walk way.
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#6 Post by colinr0380 » Fri May 17, 2019 2:01 pm

djproject wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 6:16 pm
I.M. Pei, architect.

His firm was responsible for 200 Clarendon Street in Boston (known colloquially as “the Hancock”). This provided the main artwork for my own album (as キラヨシ), Reincarnated Resurrection.
It is embarassing to admit but I think I am most familiar with I.M. Pei from that Simpsons pun on his name!

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#7 Post by artfilmfan » Fri May 17, 2019 6:04 pm

bearcuborg wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 10:52 am

I’m a fan of the trapezoid look to some of his buildings. The East Building in DC is magnificent too. The bottom floor (with a really hip book store for film buffs) is something most folks over look when visiting, but it has a really beautiful water fall/moving walk way.
I spent a lot of time in that bookstore before showtimes during the Ozu and Naruse retrospectives.

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