New York: Abrams, 1990. First edition. Cloth over Boards. Quarto, pp. 320, indexed, illustrated with 335 photographs, including 60 in color. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket. Item #21185
I. M. Pei has designed some of the 20th century's most elegant and powerful buildings, works as diverse as the rigorously geometric East Building of the National Gallery in Washington DC, the frankly ornamental Fragrant Hill Hotel in Beijing, and the boldly high-tech pyramid for the Louvre in Paris.This is the first full-length study of the life and work of this extraordinary artist. It charts Pei's progress from his birth in China in 1917 through every milestone in his career. The text is focused on twelve buildings of special relevance to Pei's career. Ten stunning color portfolios present Pei's buildings in all their splendid variety. Of particular note is an illustrated, up-to-date catalogue of every building and project completed by Pei's firm since its inception.