Monday, July 2, 2012

I.M. Pei: Building China Modern

I.M. Pei is one of the foremost and respected of the modern architects, with his unique buildings gracing many of the world's finest cities, from the Louvre Pyramid in Paris to the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH. Now well into his 90s, in 2009 he was commissioned for what was to be a final, challenging and deeply personal project: In the antiquated village of Suzhou, where he also spent his childhood, Pei is to build a museum that introduces his modern vision while still retaining the ancient aesthetics of the area. "Builing China Modern" is an informative and in depth profile that tells Pei's life story and follows the renowned master over the course of a year as he plots and builds his grand acheivement.