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I. M. Pei on sculpture

I. M. Pei on sculpture

On July 24, 1997, architect I. M. Pei shared his thoughts on the relationship between sculpture and scale, including why abstract sculpture has no limit to scale compared to the lifelike elements of sculptures scaled to the human figure. Interview conducted for "American Masters: Alexander Calder," directed by Roger Sherman.
Length 07:26 Premiere: 5/18/22

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