American Masters presents the first film made about America’s most important and influential designers, Charles and Ray Eames, since their deaths in 1978 and 1988, respectively — and the only film that explores the link between their artistic collaboration and sometimes tortured marriage. Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey’s definitive documentary delves into the private world […]
See stunning images of the completed Suzhou Museum, including images of the Chinese garden and rock landscape designs innovated by I.M. Pei.
I.M. Pei has completed numerous buildings in the last 60 years aggregating an astounding body of international work. You may have set foot in one of his masterpieces without knowing it.
In the creation of the garden for the Suzhou Museum, the area most central to any Chinese building, I.M. Pei uses a variety of techniques to create a rock design that is both minimal and modern as well as a reflection of traditional Chinese aesthetic. A production of PACEM Productions, distribution by by Bullfrog Films […]
Executive Producer and Producer and Eugene B. Shirley, Jr. talks about the making of his thirteenth film with WNET.ORG. IHe discusses how he initially became interested in the work of I. M. Pei, the multiple trips to China needed to realize the film, and the unique challenges of long term documentary projects.
Anne Makepeace, who previously worked with American Masters as writer/producer/director of Robert Capa: In Love and War as well as Edward Curtis: Coming to Light, answers questions about the making-of I.M. Pei: Building China Modern. In this interview she talks about the challenges of filming in China, her creative process when interviewing subjects and documenting […]
I.M. Pei has been called the most important living modern architect, defining the landscapes of some of the world’s greatest cities. A monumental figure in his field and a laureate of the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize, Pei is the senior statesman of modernism and last surviving link to such great early architects as Corbusier, Gropius, […]
by Ultan Guilfoyle, Producer, SKETCHES OF FRANK GEHRY September 18, 2006 Frank Gehry loves to sketch. It is the beginning of his architectural process. From Gehry’s sketches flow the models, one after another, each a refinement, that will eventually become finished buildings unlike any others in the architectural world. It is this sketch quality, what […]