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Art and Fashion Design

Architecture - - I. M. Pei

L'Enfant Plaza in Washington DC was designed by I. M. Pei's firm. (Daderot, public domain)

Designing houses wasn’t enough for China-born architect, I. M. Pei, who passed away yesterday at the age of 102. He designed high rises and research centers and museums. Noted for his modernist designs with sharp angles and boxy compartments, he designed the pyramid addition to the Louvre in Paris and the East Building addition to the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha. But that should come as no surprise, for he studied under the father of Bauhaus design, Walter Gropius.

Mr. Pei designed (with Hawaiian architects Young and Henderson) the East-West Center at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Read more about him and see examples of his work:

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