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Friday, December 19, 2008

For I. M. Pei, History Is Still Happening

Nicolai Ouroussoff follows up his previous article on I. M. Pei's latest project with thoughts on the architect's career: I CANT seem to get the Museum of Islamic Art out of my mind. Theres nothing revolutionary about the building. But its clean, chiseled forms have a tranquillity that distinguishes it in an age that often seems trapped somewhere between gimmickry and a cloying nostalgia. NYT | Slideshow

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