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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Musée du Louvre (Paris, Île-de-France, France)en_US
dc.coverage.temporal1989 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorPei, I. M.en_US
dc.date1989en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-07T20:22:19Z
dc.date.available2013-05-07T20:22:19Z
dc.date.issued1989en_US
dc.identifier214748en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 204en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/122111
dc.descriptionView looking up and west, depicting point of upper lobby, with escalator and stair at right; Of all the Grands Projets in Paris, none created such a stir as the Pei Pyramids in the courtyard of the famous Louvre Museum. Spectacular in concept and form, they provide a startling reminder of the audacious ability of modern architects to invigorate and re-circulate traditional architectural forms...The main Pyramid is basically a complex inter-linked steel structure sheathed in reflective glass. In fact it is an entrance doorway providing a long-overdue entrance portico to the main galleries of the Louvre. As one descends into the interior entrance foyer, the dramatic nature of the intervention becomes apparent. The main Pyramid, which certainly disturbs the balance of the old Louvre courtyard, is countered by two smaller pyramids, which provide further light and ventilation to the subterranean spaces. p. 407 Source: Sharp, Dennis; Twentieth century architecture : a visual history, London: Lund Humphries, 1991 (0853315981) (accessed 1/8/2008)en_US
dc.format.mediumglass; steel rods and cable; graniteen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectural exteriorsen_US
dc.subjectPyramidsen_US
dc.subjectModernisten_US
dc.titlePei's Pyramidsen_US
dc.title.alternativePyramide du Louvreen_US
dc.title.alternativeEntrance to the Louvreen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A1-PI-PL-D4en_US
vra.culturalContextFrenchen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypepyramidal roofen_US
vra.worktypelobbyen_US
dc.contributor.displayI. M. Pei (American architect, born 1917)en_US


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