NEW YORK (AP) — I.M. Pei, the versatile, globe-trotting architect who revived the Louvre with a giant glass pyramid and captured the spirit of rebellion at the multi-shaped Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has died at age 102. Pei’s death was confirmed Thursday by Marc Diamond, a spokesman for the architect’s New York firm, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. One of Pei’s sons, Li Chung Pei, told The New York Times his father had died overnight. Pei’s works ranged from the trapezoidal addition to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., to the chiseled towers of the National Center of Atmospheric Research that blend in with the reddish mountains in Boulder, Colorado. His buildings added elegance to landscapes worldwide with their powerful geometric shapes and grand spaces. Among them are the striking steel and glass Bank of China skyscraper in Hong Kong and the Fragrant Hill Hotel near Beijing. His work spanned decades, starting in the late 1940s and … [Read more...] about I.M. Pei, architect who designed JFK Library, dies at 102
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Like a couch still wrapped in plastic, much of Doha, the capital of Qatar, is so new that it feels like touching it could ruin it. That’s not to say there aren’t traces of the past. Wandering through Souk Waqif, a 100-year-old marketplace, I was blissfully lost amid tiny shops selling spices, souvenirs and live birds. Down one dark alley, five men stared at their glowing cellphones, hookahs in hand. Around a corner, three cobblers stitched in unison. A left turn brought a burst of color and the scent of sandalwood. A woman, covered head to toe in black chiffon, sat behind a table filled with perfumes and incense. Then, just a block north of the market, I hit the wide, waterfront Corniche. The skyscrapers of West Bay glittered, as if to say, “Not that. This.” Doha, where dust and sand meet the electric blue of the Persian Gulf, feels improbable. Over the last four decades, the city — which began as a fishing and pearl-diving settlement — has … [Read more...] about What’s new in Doha, Qatar? Virtually everything
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Travel Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Travel | What’s New in Doha? Basically Everything. Advertisement Supported by The 52 Places Traveler At his latest stop, our columnist found a desert pearl-diving settlement transformed into a gleaming vision of the future, with the help of A-list architects. BySebastian Modak April 9, 2019 Our columnist, Sebastian Modak, is visiting each destination on our 52 Places to Go in 2019 list. He arrived in Doha from New York City, where he walked from Lower Manhattan to Harlem. Like a couch still wrapped in plastic, Then, just a block north of the market, I hit the wide, waterfront Corniche. Above me, the skyscrapers of West Bay glittered, as if to say, Doha, where dust and sand meet the electric blue of the Persian Gulf, feels improbable. Pritzker Architecture Prize and invited them all to town. … [Read more...] about What’s New in Doha? Basically Everything.
52 Places To Go 2019 (Tag bylines with individual items.), New York Times Published 8:47 pm CST, Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Here are some of the places The New York Times thinks you should travel this year. Read the article for the full list. Here are some of the places The New York Times thinks you should travel this year. Read the article for the full list. Photo: Louise Denton Photography/Getty Images Photo: Louise Denton Photography/Getty Images Image 1 of / 39 Caption Close Image 1 of 39 Here are some of the places The New York Times thinks you should travel this year. Read the article for the full list. Here are some of the places The New York Times thinks you should travel this year. Read the article for the full list. … [Read more...] about The New York Times picks 52 places to go in 2019
An exciting art year is on the horizon in 2019, with a number of new openings and not-to-be-missed events taking place all over the world. Here are the five destinations for art and design:Cape Town, South AfricaThe Design Indaba festival has taken over Cape Town every year since it launched in 1995 to champion design and creativity in South Africa. While the festival attracts big names and emerging talent from a variety of creative fields, the graphic design speakers are usually especially exciting, ranging from big agency names to lesser-known artists. Cape Town is also home to a lot of interesting galleries, including the Zeitz MOCAA art museum that opened in 2017 and shows twenty-first century art from Africa and its diaspora, adding to the city’s reputation as a design and art hotspot.Insider tip: Book a room at the Silo Hotel, designed by Thomas Heatherwick and built in the grain elevator portion of the grain silo complex above the Zeitz MOCAA, for sweet art dreams.Design … [Read more...] about Look at these destinations if you have designs on an arty holiday in 2019