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The Resource I.M. Pei : architect of time, place, and purpose, by Jill Rubalcaba

I.M. Pei : architect of time, place, and purpose, by Jill Rubalcaba

Label
I.M. Pei : architect of time, place, and purpose
Title
I.M. Pei
Title remainder
architect of time, place, and purpose
Statement of responsibility
by Jill Rubalcaba
Title variation
Architect of time, place, and purpose
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A biography of the renowned architect that focuses on six of his signature buildings
  • Ieoh Ming Pei was born into a world of mandarins and missionaries in war-torn China on April 26, 1917. His mother opened his heart to the rhythms of natural beauty and his grandfather opened his mind to the depth of one's connection to the past, both concepts apparent in his creation of architectural design. Although Pei claims that he does not have a stylistic signature, his buildings are identified by geometric form and minimalist beauty, an integral relationship with their natural surroundings and a profound respect for the past while exceeding the needs of those who utilize them. His architectural sensibilities and achievements have made Pei one of the premier architects of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Pei once explained his approach as requiring 'a full understanding of the three essential elements: time, place, and purpose, to arrive at an ideal balance. This book tells the conflict-ridden stories behind six of Pei's most celebrated buildings, all turning points in his distinguished career. Each story follows Pei on his journey from his search for design inspirations, through the trials of construction, to the finished project. -- from Book Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rubalcaba, Jill
Dewey number
  • 720.92
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
NA737.P365
LC item number
R83 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1917-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Pei, I. M.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pei, I. M
  • Chinese American architects
  • Pei, I. M
  • Architects
  • Chinese Americans
Target audience
juvenile
Label
I.M. Pei : architect of time, place, and purpose, by Jill Rubalcaba
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The early years -- Pei comes to the United States -- House architect -- National Center for Atmospheric Research -- John F. Kennedy Presidential Library -- National Gallery of Art, East Building -- Fragrant Hill Hotel -- Bank of China -- Louvre -- Miho Museum -- Time, place, and purpose
Control code
1324555
Dimensions
23-29 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 volumes (various pagings)
Isbn
9780761459736
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2011001910
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1324555
  • (Sirsi) 1324555
  • (OCoLC)699378898
Label
I.M. Pei : architect of time, place, and purpose, by Jill Rubalcaba
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The early years -- Pei comes to the United States -- House architect -- National Center for Atmospheric Research -- John F. Kennedy Presidential Library -- National Gallery of Art, East Building -- Fragrant Hill Hotel -- Bank of China -- Louvre -- Miho Museum -- Time, place, and purpose
Control code
1324555
Dimensions
23-29 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 volumes (various pagings)
Isbn
9780761459736
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2011001910
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1324555
  • (Sirsi) 1324555
  • (OCoLC)699378898

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