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I.M. Pei: Architect Of Time, Place And Purpose STARRED AgesThis handsome book introduces the life and work of architect I M Pei Born in China, he came to the US into study architecture Though he never returned to his homeland to live, his later work expressed cultural and artistic values absorbed during his childhood in addition to his education as an architect and the strong influence of Corbusier After discussing Pei s early work in urban redevelopment, Rubalcaba focuses on seven later projects around the world the National Center for Atmospheric Research, the John F Kennedy Presidential Library, the East Building of the National Gallery of Art, the Fragrant Hill Hotel, the Bank of China, the redesigned Louvre, and the Miho Museum Each chapter looks at Pei s approach to one project, the challenges he encountered, and how he achieved his vision for the building Illustrationsinclude sketches, site models, and photos Back matter includes a timeline, a bibliography, source notes for quotes, and lists of suggested books and websites Like Pei s buildings, the book s design has a clean aesthetic that is spacious, functional, and inviting Color is used sparingly, but effectively The wide, white pages carry well spaced lines of type, with red chapter headings, page numbers, and linear borders forillustrations A fascinating introduction to this significant architect Carolyn Phelan, Booklist, November st Issue STARRED Carolyn Phelan, Booklist, November st IssueSTARRED Exceptionally attractive bookmaking enhances the story of Pei s career stylish font with wide leading on generous white space delicately framed color photographs, plans, elevations, and sketches harmonize with the text layout bibliography, timeline, notes, resources, major Pei deigns, and index enjoy care in design seldom lavished on end matter This is an essential addition to the s and a first choice for adolescents imagining a future in architecture or engineering STARRED The Bulletin of the Center for Children s Books, December Jill Rubalcaba lives in Middletown, Connecticut Her recent book, Every Bone Tells a Story Hominin Discoveries, Deductions, and Debates, co authored with Peter Robertshaw, was a finalist for the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults

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