Community Night with the Library: I.M. Pei and the Making of Modern America
Carpenter Hall, Sunset Center

Library Event

Join Author Michael Cannell, in conversation with USA Today Correspondent Marco della Cava, for the presentation I.M. Pei and the Making of Modern America. Few architects have cast a more indelible impression on the landscape of the last century than I.M. Pei. He employed his blend of diplomacy and design on behalf of such clients as the Kennedy family, Paul Mellon, Francois Mitterrand, and the Bank of China. In his hands, architecture was inseparable from politics and power. What lessons does he hold for us now, five years after his death?

Michael Cannell, author of I.M. Pei and the Making of Modern America and several other nonfiction books, was as an editor for The New York Times for seven years, and a prior reporter for Time. Cannell’s varied writings on design, culture and sports have appeared in many publications including The New Yorker and Newsweek.

Marco della Cava, is a USA Today correspondent and has reported from various continents including assisting in opening USA TODAY’s first European bureau in London. Della Cava has been on the forefront of reporting everything from news, technology, business, wars, and culture around the world. His work was submitted twice for Pulitzer Prize consideration.

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