Renowned architect I.M. Pei passed away on May 16, 2019 at age 102. Pei was the subject of an American Masters documentary in 2010, I.M. Pei: Building China Modern, which followed Pei as he returned to his ancestral home of Suzhou, China to work on his most personal project to date.
In this clip from American Masters—Alexander Calder¸ Pei discusses sculpture’s evolving relationship to architecture and his thoughts on sculpture of the human form, including his initial reaction to Michelangelo’s David.