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AMERICAN MASTERS: I.M. Pei: Building China Modern
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Documentary follows Pei on this historic journey to define China’s architectural vision

 


AMERICAN MASTERS

I.M. Pei: Building China Modern

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Noted architect I.M. Pei, who left his native China in the 1930s, was invited to design a modern museum to house the antiquities of Suzhou, where he grew up. This film follows his seven-and-a-half-year personal and architectural journey from west to east, a literal coming home — a realization of Pei’s lifelong dream, but also his biggest challenge and a work that he defines as “my biography.” The program includes commentary from local residents, design specialists, Suzhou officials and a stellar array of architects, designers and scholars commenting on Pei’s life and work.


 
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