“The controversial, neomodern glass pyramid designed by Chinese-born American architect I.M. Pei still evoked scorn from traditionalists who felt it destroyed the dignity of the Renaissance courtyard.
Goethe had described architecture as frozen music and Pei’s critics described this pyramid as fingernails on a chalkboard.
Progressive admirers, though, hailed Pei’s seventy-one-foot-tall transparent pyramid as a dazzling synergy of ancient structure and modern method – a symbolic link between the old and new – helping usher the Louvre into the next millennial.”
While reading “The Da Vinci Code” this elegantly written description captured my attention.
And now, more than ever, I want to see the Lourve for myself.
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