Thursday, April 5, 2012

Mag 111 -- architect's obituary

(Obituary con't.)

a quirky nest retreat (its location a secret 
to this day) and the frosted glass Polar 
Institute Building are among his most 
famous buildings.

The celebrated architect, whose vision-
ary minimalist work was prized world-
wide, publicly announced his retirement 
after the surprise closing of his head-
quarters in Milan. He later shunned the
media, agreeing to only one interview 
before his death. When asked to sum his 
life he said:

"It was a life -- not belonging to me but 
to art -- lived in fits of passion with
intervals of meditation. Passion was the 
work itself and meditation fed the 
creative spark. I lived, I will die. My 
buildings will live beyond me, some
more appreciated than others. And
the nest is history."

Written for The Mag: Mag 111 that inspired with the above photo prompt (image: ParkeHarrison, Study of Nest 1994.



moondustwriter said...

Love the line "and the nest is history"
well written

hope all is well

Rob-bear said...

Cute and thoughtful at the same time. Thanks, Lydia.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Architecture is an art having a lot to do with freedom as well... Great post Lydia!!!

Lydia said...

moondustwriter~ Thanks for your visit and comment. All is well, thank you!

Rob-bear~ That's what I want in the future (distant), a cute and thoughtful obit!

Phivos~ Yes, it is! I love looking at great architecture. :)

~T~ said...

Fun snippet!
I like architecture, too.

Anonymous said...

I love the characters you create. I always end up wanting to know more about their lives, especially because I seem to relate them every single time. ("I lived, I will die.")

Lydia said...

~T~ Thank you for taking the time to visit and comment!

Amber Lee~ You are sweet...and encouraging, and I appreciate your comments. :)

Kathe W. said...

thoughtful and clever

Lydia said...

Kathe~ Many thanks.



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