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July 11, 1997 | NICOLAI OUROUSSOFF, TIMES ARCHITECTURE CRITIC
UCLA's announcement this week that it has hired the renowned Modernist architect I.M. Pei to design a $1.1-billion medical center represents a significant, if cautious, leap. Pei is one of the century's most successful architects, with landmark projects in many of the world's great cities. He is also one of the most aesthetically conservative: His cool corporate architecture--known for its crystal-like play of glass and light--has long set the standard for high-end corporate Modernism.
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June 5, 2007 | Martha Groves, Times Staff Writer
Even though its oft-postponed opening could still be as long as a year off, the new $1-billion Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on Monday welcomed hundreds of doctors, nurses, donors and patrons for a look-see at the I.M. Pei-designed hospital. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, former Gov.
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 26, 1997
Regarding David W. Harlowe's letter (July 19) on the Paris Louvre expansion by I.M. Pei: The criticism of the pyramid entry designed to provide access to the two wings of the Louvre was thoroughly covered at the opening several years ago and applauded by the Parisians once they discovered the logic of choice to visit either wing. The incidental joys of the underground facilities such as cafeterias, toilet rooms, bookstore and a host of administrative spaces were not a "vast maze of intimate rooms stuffed with art" since the expanded hanging spaces for art were provided by the old Louvre wing vacated by the Finance Ministry and moved to a new building in the Bercy District.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Eason Leonard, 83, an architect whose firm worked on the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and the United States Holocaust Museum, died of pneumonia Nov. 13 in Carmel. Leonard was a founding partner of I.M. Pei & Partners, now known as Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. For more than 30 years, he hired and managed architects who worked worldwide for the Manhattan firm.
REAL ESTATE
November 5, 1989
Every day, as I read our L.A. Times I ask myself "Do I like the new format?" It is not an easy question to answer, but the Oct. 22 Sunday Times spurred me to compliment you on your Real Estate section. But what motivated me to write was the article written by Leon Whiteson on the I. M. Pei building for the Creative Artists Agency. He describes the building glowingly, which I have eagerly watched being built, but also states that such a "building doesn't seem to fit where it is placed."
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 1989 | WILLIAM WILSON
Clouds scud across the Ile de France even on lovely summer days. These days their billowing reflections are seen in a massive crystalline glass and steel pyramid unveiled earlier this year in the Napoleon court of the Louvre. It is the symbolic centerpiece of a $1-billion renovation being carried out on what is arguably the world's greatest art museum. The project was designed by the Sino-American architect I. M. Pei at the behest of French President Francois Mitterand .
NEWS
May 16, 2001 | From Reuters
Workers with sledgehammers began demolishing a century-old mansion Tuesday that was occupied for years by I.M. Pei's family, despite an appeal from the renowned architect for its preservation. "It's a real shame. . . . There was nothing at all we could do," said Bei Naizheng, 44, a distant relative of Pei who uses the Chinese spelling of the family name. The city ordered her and other clan members out last weekend.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 1999 | NICOLAI OUROUSSOFF, TIMES ARCHITECTURE CRITIC
Light, nature, the scale of the human body--the Modernists believed these elements could be used to cure many of the world's social ills. Few architects have clung to that faith more than I.M. Pei, the octogenarian who has translated that formula into myriad highly refined architectural landmarks.
NEWS
July 8, 1997 | ABIGAIL GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
UCLA will announce its largest construction project ever today when it unveils plans to replace its earthquake-damaged medical center with a complex designed under the direction of world-renowned architect I.M. Pei. The $1.1-billion project of more than 1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Eason Leonard, 83, an architect whose firm worked on the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and the United States Holocaust Museum, died of pneumonia Nov. 13 in Carmel. Leonard was a founding partner of I.M. Pei & Partners, now known as Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. For more than 30 years, he hired and managed architects who worked worldwide for the Manhattan firm.
NEWS
May 16, 2001 | From Reuters
Workers with sledgehammers began demolishing a century-old mansion Tuesday that was occupied for years by I.M. Pei's family, despite an appeal from the renowned architect for its preservation. "It's a real shame. . . . There was nothing at all we could do," said Bei Naizheng, 44, a distant relative of Pei who uses the Chinese spelling of the family name. The city ordered her and other clan members out last weekend.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 1999 | NICOLAI OUROUSSOFF, TIMES ARCHITECTURE CRITIC
Light, nature, the scale of the human body--the Modernists believed these elements could be used to cure many of the world's social ills. Few architects have clung to that faith more than I.M. Pei, the octogenarian who has translated that formula into myriad highly refined architectural landmarks.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 26, 1997
Regarding David W. Harlowe's letter (July 19) on the Paris Louvre expansion by I.M. Pei: The criticism of the pyramid entry designed to provide access to the two wings of the Louvre was thoroughly covered at the opening several years ago and applauded by the Parisians once they discovered the logic of choice to visit either wing. The incidental joys of the underground facilities such as cafeterias, toilet rooms, bookstore and a host of administrative spaces were not a "vast maze of intimate rooms stuffed with art" since the expanded hanging spaces for art were provided by the old Louvre wing vacated by the Finance Ministry and moved to a new building in the Bercy District.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 1997 | NICOLAI OUROUSSOFF, TIMES ARCHITECTURE CRITIC
UCLA's announcement this week that it has hired the renowned Modernist architect I.M. Pei to design a $1.1-billion medical center represents a significant, if cautious, leap. Pei is one of the century's most successful architects, with landmark projects in many of the world's great cities. He is also one of the most aesthetically conservative: His cool corporate architecture--known for its crystal-like play of glass and light--has long set the standard for high-end corporate Modernism.
NEWS
July 8, 1997 | ABIGAIL GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
UCLA will announce its largest construction project ever today when it unveils plans to replace its earthquake-damaged medical center with a complex designed under the direction of world-renowned architect I.M. Pei. The $1.1-billion project of more than 1.
BOOKS
February 18, 1996 | Joseph Giovannini, Joseph Giovannini is an architect and critic living in New York
If the walls of his buildings could speak, they might well have dictated "I.M. Pei: Mandarin of Modernism." Michael Cannell's biography of the New York architect is the textual equivalent of his polished and seamless buildings. Unfortunately, these very qualities work against the book.
REAL ESTATE
November 5, 1989
After many years in the design profession, I still wish I could tolerate the modus operandi of architectural criticism. How does a critic, as typified by Leon Whiteson in his article "Pei Masterpiece: Too Elegant Here?" (Oct. 22), lavish praise on a piece of architecture, and then go on to make stupid comments about it and its author? As a matter of fact, even the lead itself is an oxymoron of sorts. If it is a masterpiece and I indeed believe it to be one, how can it be too elegant?
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