Paul Goldberger on I.M. Pei at 100

The centenarian born as Ieoh Ming Pei when he was on an AIA tour of China, circa 1974. Photography courtesy of Li Chung Pei.

I.M. Pei & Partners’s East Building of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, 1978. Photography by Ezra Stoller/Esto.

The building’s atrium. Photography by John Nicolais/Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania.

Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects’s 1989 expansion of the Musée du Louvre in Paris. Photography by Stéphane Couturier.

New York’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, 1986, by James Ingo Freed, then a partner
at I.M. Pei & Partners. Photography by Thorney Lieberman.

As a teenager in China. Photography courtesy of Li Chung Pei.

Visiting Italy as an adult. Photography courtesy of Li Chung Pei.

With Jacqueline Kennedy and Senator-elect Robert F. Kennedy, circa 1964, at a fundraising celebration for Boston’s John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum by I.M. Pei & Associates. Photography courtesy of Li Chung Pei.

In Koka City, Japan, the suspension bridge that connects an entry tunnel to I.M. Pei Architect’s Miho Museum, 1997. Photography by Higashide Photo Studio.

In Taichung, Taiwan, I.M. Pei & Associates’s Luce Memorial Chapel, 1963. Photography courtesy of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects.

In Hong Kong, Pei Cobb Freed’s Bank of China tower, 1989. Photography by Paul Warchol.

Beijing’s Fragrant Hill Hotel by I.M. Pei & Partners, 1982. Photography by Marc Riboud.

Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects, 1995. Photography by Timothy Hursley.

In Shigaraki, Japan, the Miho Institute of Aesthetics chapel by I.M. Pei Architect, 2012. Photography by Higashide Photo Studio.

With painter David Hockney, circa 1988. Photography by Li Chung Pei.