"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

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Donna Baker

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Passing


Such a loss today from the world of architecture.  Zaha Hadid died unexpectedly in Miami, FL from a sudden cardiac arrest.  

Her work was incredible.  Her designs were so beautiful - she designed buildings that others said couldn't be done.  She did them and it will be a long time before we see a talent like hers again.


There are so many works of hers, I just chose a few.  She even designed a building in Oklahoma.  


Sad and gone too soon.

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  1. I just read that today. She was very talented.
    So many people I know about have died in the last few months. Even people people younger than me. I can't believe it.
    So strange.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Just a year older than me. Terrible loss.

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  2. Dear Donna, thank you for posting these photographs to allow more folks to realize what a talented young woman has died.

    xo

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    1. She had gone into the hospital with pneumonia and boom. Such a shock. She did accomplish a lot in her life.

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  3. Oh my. Love those organic curves.
    I didn't know of her, and would have to agree. The world is diminished by her passing. Richer for her presence, but definitely diminished now.

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    1. Google her and see some of her work. Irascible, but driven and accomplished so much. A genius.

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  4. Her work is dramatic; a great architect.

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    1. Yes Joanne. I've been a fan for about 10 years and can't believe what all she accomplished. She said her favorite city in the world was Istanbul and I've always wanted to go there because of that.

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    1. She would say and an arab woman to boot. Love that she did what they say she couldn't do.

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  6. Hello Donna,
    Thank you for this post. It is indeed a massive loss to the world and architecture. She taught at Yale three years ago. My nephew also an architect taught in the class room next to her. He shared memories of an evening where they shared dinner. She has made a marvellous contribution to the world. I agree - gone too soon.
    There is a good documentary which you might like
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0713rtr

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    1. Helen, I was just thinking of you yesterday as I looked over my followers list. Wondered what you were up to. Thank you so much for the link. I loved your story of her. I had seen her interviewed on a program only once and her personality reminded me of Martha Stewart - didn't suffer fools gladly.

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  7. Too soon..many seem to be going sooner than later..Patty Duke also..

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    1. I guess that list keeps getting longer the older we get. She certainly left her mark on this world.

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  8. I am ashamed to say that I had not heard of her until her death was announced. But today The Times did a most interesting article on her - such an individualist.

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    1. I would have loved to read that article. Wonder if I can find it on the Huffington Post?

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