“On the politics, I’m with you.... But your architecture is awful. Look, I didn’t come here to criticize, but you asked. It’s terrible.”
December 6, 2012
The atheist, building churches, said he "avoided conventional solutions, which had produced the old dark cathedrals reminding us of sin."
Oscar Niemeyer. Dead, now, at 104. He was also a communist. (Fidel Castro was a personal friend.) He won the International Lenin Peace Prize in 1963, which he accepted in Moscow, saying: