Mar. 31st, 2016

likethebeer: (Frank Lloves You)
Srsly.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_eye/2016/03/31/zaha_hadid_dead_at_65_a_roundup_of_the_world_renowned_architect_s_best_work.html

FLLW lived to be almost 92, Mies van der Rohe lived to be 83, Frank Gehry is still alive at 87, Norman Foster is 80, Oscar Niemeyer lived to be 104, Philip Johnson was 99 when he died. I thought we'd have at least 15 more years with Hadid.*

Weirdly, the only building of hers that I've gone through (the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cincinnati) didn't blow me away. Still, other work of hers that I've seen is sublime. There's no rhyme or reason: I just really like it immediately. That's in addition to the fact that she is the most famous female architect in the world. And she's the only woman who's won the Pritzker architecture prize on her own (the Pritzker is called "the Nobel Prize for architecture").

I know guys are more into math & engineering but jesus christ.
http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2013/feb/17/architecture-misogyny-zaha-hadid

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/01/arts/design/zaha-hadid-architect-dies.html

http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/postscript-zaha-hadid-1950-2016

http://www.dezeen.com/2016/04/01/zaha-hadid-best-buildings-architecture-hufton-crow-favourite-photographs/

Here's a piece including words by Foster. Very nice:
http://www.dezeen.com/2016/04/01/norman-foster-remembers-zaha-hadid-courage-conviction-tenacity/


*I found out I'd been pronouncing her name wrong. I thought it was "ha-deed". It was "ha-did" (like the word "did"). I'll try to remember that.

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