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Pei, I. M. 1917-

Works: 742 works in 971 publications in 8 languages and 9,956 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Interviews  Juvenile works  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Designs and plans  Exhibition catalogs  Sources  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Illustrator, Speaker, Artist, Dedicatee, Performer
Classifications: NA737.P365, 720.92
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Most widely held works about I. M Pei
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I.M. Pei : architect of time, place, and purpose by Jill Rubalcaba( Book )
8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A biography of the renowned architect that focuses on six of his signature buildings
American architecture now by Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel( Book )
7 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in French and English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Conversations with I.M. Pei : light is the key by Gero von Boehm( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and Chinese and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"I. M. Pei is one of the twentieth century's most celebrated architects, a designer whose sense of form and light has ensured his buildings an iconic status for their innovation and beauty. In this set of interviews with Gero von Boehm, Pei explains in his own words how his fascination with the art of architecture culminated in a career and an oeuvre almost unparalleled in modern building." "This volume presents this master architect in a profoundly personal manner, touching on the influences he gathered in the gardens and cities of his native China, his studies under the great masters of modernism at America's most prestigious universities, and his ascent to the top of his profession in the United States and internationally. Complete with a colorplate section showing Pei's works, a selection of his drawings, and a catalog of his oeuvre, this volume offers a view of a truly extraordinary man. Conversations with I.M. Pei: Light is the Key is as valuable a resource for the general reader as it is for architects and students."--Jacket
First person singular I.M. Pei ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Architect I.M. Pei leads viewers through the Louvre, the National Gallery of Art, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Bank of China, the Meyerson Symphony Center, the Miho Museum and other examples of his life's work. He discusses his work in China; his years at MIT and Harvard; how he worked with such demanding clients as Jacqueline Kennedy, William Zeckendorf, Francois Mitterand and Paul Mellon; and his innermost philosophy and principles
I.M. Pei the museum on the mountain : Miho Museum, Shiga, Japan ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and Chinese and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two documentaries celebrate the works and career of architect I.M. Pei. In the 1st feature, the architect leads viewers through The Bank of China, The Louvre, The Miho Museum, The National Gallery of Art, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and other buildings; Pei also talks about his education and his philosophy and methods of creating architecture. The 2nd feature follows the progress of the design and construction of the Miho Museum near Kyoto, Japan, and shows scenes of its public opening in 1997. The DVD also contains a portfolio of 12 of the architect's major buildings
I.M. Pei by Mary Englar( Book )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a biography of Chinese-American architect, Ieoh Ming Pei, and describes his childhood in China, immigration to the United States in 1935, education, and architectural design that incorporates Chinese tradition
Suzhou : shaping an ancient city for the new China : an EDAW/Pei Workshop by Helaine Kaplan Prentice( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book is based on a two-week charette conducted in July 1996 in Souzhou, China. Extensive documentation of this charette is presented here, including dozens of sketches, drawings and details developed by the members of the charette
Pei by Bruno Suner( Book )
11 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Monographie sur l'architecte du Grand Louvre
I.M. Pei by Louise Chipley Slavicek( Book )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduces the life and work of I. M. Pei, a Chinese American architect who is responsible for such works as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Grand Louvre project in Paris, France
I.M. Pei : la pyramide du Louvre = the Louvre Pyramid by Philip Jodidio( Book )
7 editions published in 2009 in French and German and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"When it was first announced in 1984, I.M. Pei's project to build a glass Pyramid in the courtyard of the Louvre was considered surprising. Twenty years after its inauguration, the Pyramid has become a symbol of the Louvre Museum and, indeed, of Paris: more than eight million visitors pass through it every year. This book, with a preface by I.M. Pei, retraces the origins of the project and presents its realization with a number of previously unpublished sketches by the lead design architect working with Pei at the time, Yann Weymouth."--Jacket
De Cordoue à Samarcande : chefs d'oeuvre du Musée d'art islamique de Doha by Sabiha Khemir( Book )
7 editions published in 2006 in 3 languages and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Learning from light the vision of I.M. Pei ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
World-renowned architect I. M. Pei was already in his 90s when he took on designing the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar. This documentary, from award-winning filmmaker, Bo Landin, visits Alhambra and Cordoba in Spain, and Cairo to search for references to understand the essence of Pei's architecture that will find its historical place in an Islamic world stretching from Cordoba to Samarkand
Les grands desseins du Louvre by I. M Pei( Book )
5 editions published in 1989 in French and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The architecture of I.M. Pei : with an illustrated catalogue of the buildings and projects by Carter Wiseman( Book )
7 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
I.M. Pei : words for the future = I.M. Pei : jisedai ni okuru messēji by I. M Pei( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and Japanese and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American masters. building China modern ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Entering the twilight of his career, Pei returns to his ancestral home of Suzhou, China to work on his most personal project do date. He is commissioned to build a modern museum in the city's oldest neighborhood which is populated by classical structures from the Ming and Qing dynasties. The enormous task is to help advance China architecturally without compromising its heritage. In the end, what began as his greatest challenge and a labor of sentiment, says Pei, ultimately becomes 'my biography'"--Container
A place to be the construction of the East Building of the National Gallery of Art 1968-1978 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recounts the creation and construction of the addition to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Discusses the problems of scale, design, and materials that confronted the architect, artists, crafts people, and laborers, and shows how these were resolved in the attainment of a harmonious trapezoidal building, which houses a museum and study center
L'invention du Grand Louvre by I. M Pei( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
I.M. Pei First person singular ; The museum on the mountain ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Featuring two full-length documentaries, this special edition DVD grants the viewer unfettered access into the mind and artistic philosophy of one of the greatest living legends in architecture: I.M. Pei. Pei's childhood, education, and experiences reveal a life dedicated to the mystery and poetry of structural geometry in First person singular, while The museum on the mountain tells the intriguing story of the conception, design, and building of Japan's majestic Miho Museum in the mountains near Kyoto. The disc also features a project archive with detailed photos, drawings, and descriptions of twenty I.M. Pei structures
I.M. Pei : a profile in American architecture by Carter Wiseman( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in German and Undetermined and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In 1990, I.M. Pei: A Profile in American Architecture 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, when he established a new relationship with his firm that enabled him to pursue more small scale, personal commissions. Illustrated from the rich archives of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, the book charts Pei's progress from his birth in China in 1917 through every milestone in his career to his preeminent position today. The author, noted architecture critic Carter Wiseman, has supplemented extensive and meticulous research with many hours of conversation with Pei, his family, his associates, and his clients. Wiseman focuses his text on the buildings of special relevance to Pei's career, and, whether discussing the Kennedy Library, the Meyerson Symphony Center, or the Louvre, he carefully considers the project's architectural, sociological, and personal dimensions. One sees how Pei's artistic vision has emerged, how he has deftly met the demands of each new situation and client, and how his charismatic personality has affected events." "Scores of color 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."--Jacket
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Alternative Names
Bèi Yù Míng
Bei, Yuming
Bei Yuming 1917-....
I. M. Pei
Ieoh Ming Pei
Pei, I. M.
Pei I. M. 1917-....
Pei, Ieoh 1917-
Pei, Ieoh Ming
Pei, Ieoh Ming 1917-
Pei, Yü-Ming
Pei, Yü-ming 1917-
Yü-ming Pei 1917-
ペイ, I. M
贝聿铭 1917-
English (111)
French (32)
German (19)
Chinese (14)
Japanese (3)
Arabic (1)
Multiple languages (1)
Spanish (1)