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I.M. Pei


The controversial, neomodern glass pyramid designed by Chinese-born American architect I. M. Pei still evoked scorn from traditionalists who felt it destroyed the dignity of the Renaissance courtyard.
Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  famous American architect, known as the last master of high modernist architecture
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Pei works with the abstract form, using stone, concrete, glass, and steel. Click on "Google Images" or "Wikipedia Article" to see samples of his work.
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  • The controversial, neomodern glass pyramid designed by Chinese-born American architect I. M. Pei still evoked scorn from traditionalists who felt it destroyed the dignity of the Renaissance courtyard.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Douglas Brinkley writes, "Downtowns which used to consist of one ugly skyscraper surrounded by 200,000 Baptists are now glitzy, multi-towered citadels, show-casing the buildings of such world-class architects as Philip Johnson, I. M. Pei, and Richard Meier."
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
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Associated words [difficulty]:   I.M. Pei [9] , Frank Lloyd Wright [7]
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