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.
* > 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 (Introduction by) is the author of I. M. Pei: A Profile in American Architecture. He was New York Magazine’s architecture critic for sixteen years.
Veste editoriale: Cartonato con Sovraccoperta Pagine: 368 Immagini a colori: 300 Immagini b/n: 100 Lingua: GB Anno: 2008