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Author: Eugene B ShirleyAnne MakepeaceBrian FunckI M PeiCharles JencksAll authors
Publisher: Oley, PA : Bullfrog Films : PACEM Distribution International, LLC, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Television programs
Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Biographical television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Biography
Named Person: I M Pei
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Eugene B Shirley; Anne Makepeace; Brian Funck; I M Pei; Charles Jencks; John B Cobb; Pacem Distribution International.; Independent Television Service.; South Carolina Educational Television Network.; China Intercontinental Communication Center.; New River Media (Firm); Bullfrog Films.
ISBN: 1594589666 9781594589669
OCLC Number: 680526280
Language Note: In English and Chinese with English subtitles. Optional SDH captions.
Notes: Originally broadcast as an episode of the PBS television program American masters, Mar. 31, 2010.
Extras: (95 min.) interviews with I. M. Pei, architect Charles Jencks and philosopher John B. Cobb, Jr., plus a lecture Pei gave about the Suzhou Museum at the Louvre.
Credits: Director of photography, George Adams ; edited by Brian Funck ; music composed by Huang Ruo.
Performer(s): Charles Jencks, John B. Cobb, Jr.
Description: 1 videodisc (53 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC format.
Other Titles: American masters (Television program)
I.M. Pei :
Building China modern
American masters (Television program)
Responsibility: a production of PACEM Distribution International, LLC and the Independent Television Service in association with South Carolina ETV, the China Intercontinental Communication Center, and New River Media ; produced by Eugene B. Shirley, Jr. ; directed by Anne Makepeace ; written by Anne Makepeace & Brian Funck.

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"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.

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I.M. Pei: Building China Modern

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Already in his mid-80s, I.M. Pei accepted in 2001 a commission to build a new museum in the city where he had spent his childhood—his family’s ancestral home city, Suzhou, China. The museum would be located in a very old part of the city with buildings dating from the Ming dynasty. The challenge...
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