I.M. Pei: Complete Works

Overview

When I. M. Pei was awarded the Pritzker Prize in 1983, the jury said he had "given this century some of its most beautiful interior spaces and exterior forms." I. M. Pei: Complete Works, the first and definitive survey of the master architect, attests to this statement by showcasing Pei’s transcendent, sculptural forms in over fifty projects and more than 300 illustrations, culminating in the last works he is currently completing. Often working in a spare geometry with a palette of stone, concrete, glass, and ...
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Overview

When I. M. Pei was awarded the Pritzker Prize in 1983, the jury said he had "given this century some of its most beautiful interior spaces and exterior forms." I. M. Pei: Complete Works, the first and definitive survey of the master architect, attests to this statement by showcasing Pei’s transcendent, sculptural forms in over fifty projects and more than 300 illustrations, culminating in the last works he is currently completing. Often working in a spare geometry with a palette of stone, concrete, glass, and steel, Pei—who began his career pioneering public housing projects in New York City—has taken his vision of modern architecture across the globe with commissions in locations as diverse as Quatar, China, Luxembourg, Japan, and Germany. Meanwhile, major projects such as the JFK Library in Boston and the East Building of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., have made him a household name in the United States.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"...a comprehensive survey of concrete, glass, stone and steel masterworks created over a span of 50 years."
~Home & Design Sourcebook

"By including the modest as well as the monumental, I. M. Pei: Complete Works...adds a personal dimension to a man known to most of us only as an icon." ~O, the Oprah Magazine

"...showcases Pei's transcendent work in over 50 projects, culminating in the commission he is currently completing." ~Bal Harbour

"Sketches, plans and photographs from multiple vantage points provide insight into Pei's technique, but it is the frankness of Pei himself...that distinguishes this compendium." ~The Washington Post

"By the end of "I. M. Pei: Complete Works"...it is easy to believe that Walter Groupius's challenge (...use architecture to change the world...) six decades ago has been met." ~The Wall Street Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780847831456
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Publication date: 11/4/2008
  • Pages: 367
  • Sales rank: 794,763
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 10.98 (h) x 1.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Philip Jodidio was the editor in chief of the French art journal Connaissance des Arts from 1980 to 2002. He is the author of more than fifteen books, including monographs on Tadao Ando, Norman Foster, and Richard Meier. Janet Adams Strong is an architecture historian who has taught at Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design. She was director of communications in I. M. Pei’s office for eighteen years. Carter Wiseman is the author of I. M. Pei: A Profile in American Architecture. He was New York Magazine’s architecture critic for sixteen years.
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Table of Contents

Webb & Knapp Corporation Headquarters
Weekend Home
Helix
Gulf Oil Building
Mile High Center
Southwest Washington Urban Renewal Plan
Hyperboloid
Kips Bay Plaza
Society Hill/Washington Square East
East-West Center, University of Hawaii
Luce Chapel
University Plaza, New York University
National Center for Atmospheric Research
Everson Museum of Art
Air Traffic Control Towers, Federal Aviation Agency
National Airlines Terminal, JFK International Airport
Green, Dreyfus, Landau Buildings, MIT
The Wilmington Tower
Cleo Rogers Memorial Library
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Des Moines Art Center Addition
Dallas City Hall
Bedford-Stuyvesant Superblock
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University
East Wing, National Gallery of Art
Paul Mellon Center for the Arts, The Choate School
Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Centre
Laura Spellman Rockefeller Halls, Princeton University
Raffles City
JFK Memorial Library
West Wing, Museum of Fine Arts
IBM Office Building
Texas Commerce Building/United Energy Plaza
The Wiesner Building, MIT
Fragrant Hill Hotel
The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
Bank of China Tower
Choate-Rosemary Hall Science Center
Creative Artists Agency
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
The Grand Louvre
Four Seasons Hotel
Musee d'Art Moderne
Miho Museum
"Joy of Angels" Bell Tower
Bank of China Head Office
Deutsches Historiches Museum Zeughaus
Oare Pavilion
Museum of Islamic Art
Suzhou Museum
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  • Posted June 13, 2009

    A Great Book for Inspiration

    the purpose of purchase of this book was that i needed to study about this particular architect. it was part of my school project. i learned a lot from the book since the the book was very informative. i loved the format of the book. it showed the problems that architect first dealt with and then showed the solutions with images later. i did very well on my project. i really appreciate the great work the author put together for this valuable book.

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