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I.M. Pei: Essays; Program for a Building

I. M. Pei: Program for a Building Transfer from 16mm film by Peter Rosen Productions, Inc. DF TC Approximate date: February 1970

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I.M. Pei: Essays
Program for a Building
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Series Description

Broadcast from February 2-6, 1970.

One of the nation’s most distinguished architects, I.M. Pei, talks about his work and his concept of architecture in five unusual essays. Each film concentrates on a different aspect of Pei’s work as he attempts to show how he creates functional and beautiful architecture for today’s cities. (Projects by Im. Pei & Partners include the Washington Post headquarters complex in Washington, D.C., the yet-to-be-built J.F. Kennedy Library, The National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado and Everson Museum in Syracuse, New York.

See February 1970 Program Guide for cover story. Series release date: 2/2/1970

Program Description

Pei visits Boulder, Colorado where he talks with his client, Walter Roberts of the National Center for Atmospheric Research about the Center’s new building which he designed. Spectacular shots of the Center, and the Colorado mountains, underscore Pei’s contention that public buildings should complement, not dominate, their surroundings. RT: 13:03

See February 1970 Program Guide for cover story.



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