I.M. Pei

Kathy and I went to Half-Price Books for a while last night. One of the more interesting things I stumbled across was a book on the architect, I.M. Pei. One of my favorite buildings in Dallas is a huge, shiny green glass obelisk of his design that has a beautiful water garden beneath (which we got chased out of by a security guard one weekend). I was surprised, however, to find out how much of his other work I was already familiar with, including Dallas City Hall, an example of his earlier work, and the Meyerson Symphony Center, which is a wholly remarkable piece of design. Ever wonder why the glass pyramid at the Louvre and the geometric glass juttings at the National Gallery are so similar? Same guy. Quite interesting to read about the man and see so much of his work.