I M Pei was celebrated as one of the great artists of the last century. With his architecture largely featuring geometric shapes and design, he is no doubt best known for the iconic glass triangle above the entrance to the Louvre in Paris. Most recently I visited his Museum of islamic Art in Doha for which he came out of retirement. For dozens of years i have driven or walked past another of his stunning buildings, the Bank of China in Hong Kong. Originally disliked by local Chinese because they felt the feng shui was wrong - it was a dagger interrupting the flow of money down from Victoria Peak - all were eventually won over. He died today aged 102.
Another of his buildings is the amazing Miho Museum carved into a hillside outside Kyoto in Japan.
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