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Conversations with I. M. Pei: Light is the Key

von Boehm, Gero

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ISBN 10: 3791321765 / ISBN 13: 9783791321769
Published by Prestel, Munich, 2000
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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123 pages. Several pages of color photographs and b&w photographs. Maroon cloth boards. Pictorial dust jacket with sticker residue on back. Clean, tight copy. Record # 855655. Bookseller Inventory # 855655

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Title: Conversations with I. M. Pei: Light is the ...

Publisher: Prestel, Munich

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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In a series of interviews with filmmaker Gero von Boehm, this volume explores the origins, ideas and motives behind the Chinese-born American architect I.M.Pei's work. In the East Building of the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC and the controversial Grand Louvre glass pyramid in Paris we see how his architectural oeuvre is characterised by the importance of light. Pei has commented that architecture is essentially geometry modelled by light. He considers people and light to be the two essential ingredients of his architecture, since their presence and interplay make his buildings come to life. Reflecting on his earliest influences of his childhood in Shanghai, his studies at MIT and Harvard and the developments and highlights of his long and eventful career. Pei reveals himself as an architect who has incorporated both Eastern and Western ideas into his designs.

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Pei has commented to filmmaker Gero von Boehm that architecture is essentially geometry modeled by light. The architect considers people and light to be the two essential ingredients of his architecture, since their presence and interplay makes his buildings come to life. Reflecting on the earliest influences of his childhood in Shanghai, his studies at MIT and Harvard, and the developments and highlights of his long and eventful career, Pei reveals himself as an architect who has incorporated both Eastern and Western ideas into his designs in a truly groundbreaking manner.

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