Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Birthday Book: Still Pei-ing it forward, an architect turns 100

Architects are a famously long-lived bunch, but I.M Pei- designer of the some of the most and least-loved buildings of the late 20th century- lapped most of them last week when he celebrated his 100th birthday.


Wiseman, Carter, I.M. Pei, A Profile in American Architecture (Abrams, 1st ed., 1990). ISBN 0-8109-3709-3. A survey of the career of the Chinese-American architect, now a century old. Hardcover, unclipped dust jacket, very good condition. 320 pp; 10 color portfolios containing sixty pictures; 335 illustrations in all.  Very good condition. HBB price $25.

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