National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
A Design for the East Building - Images

Exhibition Information | Introduction | Building Design | The Atrium | Images

Images | Captions

Early Pei East Building Sketch East Building Facade
1 2

Profile of East Building
3

East Building Sketch-1 East Building Sketch-2
4 5

East Building Sketch-3
6

East Building Study-1 East Building Study-2 East Building Study-3
7 8 9

Study of Light in East Building 4th Steet Facade
10 11

Late Pei sketch
12

East building model-1 East building model-2
13 14

Study for Atrium-1 Study for Atrium-2
15 16

Study for Atrium-3 Study for Atrium-4
17 18

Study for Atrium-5 Study for Atrium-6
19 20

Space Frame-1 Space Frame-2
21 22

Finished East Building
23

Images | Captions

1 I. M. Pei.
Early conceptual sketch for building plan,
National Gallery of Art East Building, fall 1968.
Crayon and graphite on tracing paper
2 National Gallery of Art Fourth Street Facade,
Photograph by Dennis Brack/Black Star
3 I. M. Pei. Early conceptual sketch for building profile with Capitol,
National Gallery of Art East Building, fall 1968.
Pen on back of receipt
4 I. M. Pei & Partners, National Gallery of Art East Building Design Team.
Working studies, c. September 1968.
Pencil on tracing paper
5 I. M. Pei & Partners, National Gallery of Art East Building Design Team.
Working studies, c. October 1968.
Felt-tip pen on tracing paper
6 I. M. Pei & Partners, National Gallery of Art East Building Design Team.
Working studies, c. October 1968.
Crayon on tracing paper
7 I. M. Pei & Partners, National Gallery of Art East Building Design Team.
Study for Third Street and Mall facades, no. 1.
Pen (or pen and graphite) on tracing paper
8 I. M. Pei & Partners, National Gallery of Art East Building Design Team.
Study for Third Street and Mall facades, no. 2.
Pen (or pen and graphite) on tracing paper
9 I. M. Pei & Partners, National Gallery of Art East Building Design Team.
Study for Third Street and Mall facades, no. 3.
Pen (or pen and graphite) on tracing paper
10 I. M. Pei & Partners, National Gallery of Art East Building Design Team.
Study, "Stepping down the geometry for light."
Pen on tracing paper
11 I. M. Pei & Partners, National Gallery of Art East Building Design Team.
Study for Fourth Street facade.
Pen on tracing paper
12 I. M. Pei
Working sketch for building plan,
National Gallery of Art East Building, winter 1969.
Pen and graphite on tracing paper
13 Scale model of East and West Buildings showing initial design for
Third Street facade, c. 1970-1971
14 Scale model of East and West Buildings showing final design for
Third Street facade, spring 1971
15 Paul Stevenson Oles.
Perspective study for garden court,
National Gallery of Art East Building,
6 November 1970. Graphite on paper
16 Paul Stevenson Oles.
Perspective study for garden court,
National Gallery of Art East Building,
1 December 1970. Graphite on paper
17 Paul Stevenson Oles.
Perspective study for skylight system,
National Gallery of Art East Building,
25 January 1971. Graphite on paper
18 Paul Stevenson Oles.
Perspective study for skylight system with bridge,
National Gallery of Art East Building,
1 February 1971. Graphite on paper
19 Paul Stevenson Oles.
Perspective study for space frame,
National Gallery of Art East Building,
1 March 1971. Graphite on paper
20 Paul Stevenson Oles.
Perspective study for space frame with light diffusion bars,
National Gallery of Art East Building,
June 1971. Graphite on paper
21 I. M. Pei & Partners,
National Gallery of Art East Building Design Team.
Study for space-frame node, 15 March 1971.
Pen on tracing paper
22 Unfinished space frame from above, 25 July 1977.
Photograph by Stewart Brothers
23 East Building of the National Gallery of Art
shortly after it opened in June 1978.

Photograph by Dennis Brack/Black Star

Exhibition Information | Introduction | Building Design | The Atrium | Images