Nearly sixty years of architecture (Pei Cobb Freed & Partners) and about the same number of projects over his lifetime is what architect Ieoh Ming Pei (most known by his initials I.M.) can boast today (PBS). He became known for his use of concrete, glass, stone, and steel and the geometric style he adopted in the buildings he designed (John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum). This Chinese-American architect rose from little known to in high demand as he pleased clients with his character as well as his work (Encyclopedia of World Biography 186). Numerous awards and breathtaking structures both lend to the interest in how I.M.
" The greatest artist this country has ever produced seems to at last be coming into his own. America’s other great artists—our painters, sculptors, composers—don’t really rank with the tops of all time. They’re not Rembrandt or Michelangelo or Beethoven. Wright alone has that standing." (Robert Campbell) 	One of America’s most influential and imaginative architects was Frank Lloyd Wright. Throughout his 70 year career, Wright has not only designed nearly a thousand structures, but he has explored the ideas of living space, landscape, and the relationship between architecture and community.
Of the more than 1100 projects Wright had designed of his lifetime, nearly one-third were created during the last decade of his life. Wright had an astounding capacity for self-renewal and was tireless in his efforts to create an architecture that was truly American. Through his work, his writings, and the hundreds of apprentice architects that trained at his side, his ideas have been spread throughout the world.
Louis Henry Sullivan, born 1856 in Boston, is one of the most famous American architects and is widely regarded as “The father of the skyscraper.” Sullivan’s designs, which number more than one hundred, are prevalent throughout a number of major cities in the U.S. Throughout his life Sullivan was intrigued with architecture and saw success from an early age. In his early years Louis Sullivan attended public schools around the Boston area and spent most of his summers on his grandparent’s farm. After graduating high school, Sullivan enrolled at MIT in 1872. Though successful academically, he was impatient and decided after completing his first year to drop out and pursue an apprenticeship or go to Paris to study architecture.
When Handel was eighteen, he attended the University of Halle to appease his father, who persisted that his son becomes a lawyer. However, before Handel was able to finish his education at the University of Halle, he left to fulfill is lifelong dream as a musician. He composed a mass quantity of pieces from 1696 to 1701. In 1704, Handel be... ... middle of paper ... ...so much. Handel’s influences on future generations are also very great.
Leoh Ming Pei & Eero Saarinen The architects that I am comparing came from two different parts of the world and yet, in some ways the message(s) behind their work and the incorporation of engineering, geometrical and sculptural elements into their designs and their new identity as “Americans” brings them closer together. Leoh Ming Pei was born in Canton, China in 1917 and came to the United States for his further education. Because of his fathers influence on him, who always encouraged Pei in designing, he attended MIT and it was finally in Harvard that he got his architectural degree. Being brought up in a different culture also had an impact in his design for his approach towards it was different from most of his American classmates whose approaches towards design were mostly very traditional. At Harvard, Le Corbussier’s “Expressive Modernism” influenced him in his use of simple geometric shapes and forms.
Not everyone thinks this building is a piece of art, but to me it is one of the greatest building ever built. The architects and the men building it over came many hardships and triumphed and ended up making a part of history that will last for another seven years and hopefully more.
With several awards and different recognitions, he is arguably the greatest American architect of his time. The people we are and people who we become are greatly influenced by our families. Frank Lloyd Wright was born in Richland Center, Wisconsin on June 8, 1867 to parents, Anna Lloyd Wright and William Carey Wright. His father was a well-educated musician and composer and his mother was the daughter of a Unitarian preacher (Biography)... ... middle of paper ... ...ldings that create such a beautiful area. Buffalo is a charming city that has such a profound history.
The Chinese-American architect Ieoh Ming Pei (I.M) is known as one of the greatest architects of the Twentieth Century. His long, brilliant career was highlighted by several internationally famous structures. While many of Pei’s buildings were generally accepted by the public, some of them precipitated fair amounts of controversy. The most notable of these controversial structures is his Glass Pyramid at the entrance of the Louvre in Paris. For these reasons, I.M.
Frank Lloyd Wright was a very popular American artist, but not your typical artist. He was very famous in not only his art pieces and sculpting, but also his architecture. He designed more than 1,000 art pieces in his life, and created 536 of them. He’s built houses, beautiful houses, each with their own stories. He had amazing ideas, ones that incorporated the perception of your eyes, the dramatic change from dark to light, big to small, and all these ideas that turned into something bigger and better.