The Architecture of I. M. Pei

The Architecture of I. M. Pei

(With an illustrated catalogue of the buildings and projects)
  1. Carter Wiseman
  • ISBN 9780500510674
  • 27.90 x 22.20 cm
  • Hardback
  • 340pp
  • 356 Illustrations, 65 in colour
  • First published 2001

I.M. Pei has designed some of the most elegant and powerful buildings of recent years; works as diverse as the rigorously geometric East Building of the National Gallery in Washington, DC, the boldly high-tech pyramid for the Louvre in Paris, and the serene Miho Museum in Japan.

In more than five decades as an architect, Pei has worked with numerous distinguished clients (from Paul Mellon to François Mitterand), has been involved in several controversial projects, and has won every important honour in his field. In addition, his personal story is a compelling one – the classic tale of a newcomer to America who finds great artistic and personal success.

In 1990, The Architecture of I.M. Pei was published as the first full-length study of the life and work of this extraordinary artist. The revised edition includes a chapter on Pei’s work since 1990.

Scores of colour photographs present Pei’s buildings in all their splendid variety – from the urban grandeur of the Dallas City Hall to the daring innovation of the Bank of China skyscraper. Dozens of revealing drawings, plans and models, as well as personal and documentary photographs, make this volume the only comprehensive visual record of Pei’s work.