IM Pei

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Harry N. Abrams, 2001 - Architecture - 340 pages
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I.M.Pei has designed some of the world's most elegant and powerful buildings. The revised edition of Abrams' 1990 book features a new chapter that covers Pei's work between 1990 and 2001 -- a flurry of creativity that included commissions for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, the final phases of work on the Louvre, and museums in Luxembourg, Germany, and Japan.

Dozens of color photographs present Pei's buildings in all their splendid variety, while scores of revealing drawings, plans, and models, as well as personal and documentary photographs, make this the only comprehensive record of the work of an architectural giant, one who has won every important honor in his field.

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About the author (2001)

CARTER WISEMAN is President of the MacDowell Colony and teaches at the Yale School of Architecture. He was the architectural critic at New York magazine for sixteen years, and he has written on architecture and design for Newsweek, Architectural Record, Interior Design, ARTnews, and American Heritage, among other publications. He is the author of I. M. Pei: A Profile in American Architecture (2001) and Twentieth-Century American Architecture: The Buildings and Their Makers (2000). Mr. Wiseman was a Loeb Fellow at Harvard's Graduate School of Design.

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