American Masters

I.M. Pei In Memoriam

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We mourn the loss of renowned architect I.M. Pei, subject of an American Masters documentary in 2010. In this clip from American Masters—Alexander Calder¸ Pei discusses sculpture’s evolving relationship to architecture, and his initial reaction to Michelangelo’s David.

Aired: 05/17/19

Rating: NR

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