Global EditionASIA 中文双语Français
Home / Culture / Art

Incorporating sculptural beauty into design, master architect IM Pei celebrates 100th birthday | Updated: 2017-04-26 11:52
Share - WeChat


Ieoh Ming Pei.[Photo/VCG]

Today marks the 100th birthday of the internationally-acclaimed architect Ieoh Ming Pei, more commonly known as IM Pei.

The Chinese-American designer was born in Guangzhou in 1917 and later went to study architecture in the United States where he rose to fame and successfully built a career in the field of architectural design. The masterful structures he designed are spread throughout many countries and serve a variety of purposes. From the Louvre Museum in Paris to the Bank of China Building in Hong Kong, his masterpieces are everywhere.

One feature of his designs is that his artworks are believed to embody a sense of sculptural beauty. Deriving inspiration from sculptures is one of the techniques he employed for designs in public space. Notable examples include the glass-and-steel pyramid he designed for the Louvre Museum in Paris and the East Building of the National Gallery of Art in Washington D C.

1 2 3 4 5 6 Next   >>|
Most Popular
Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349