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What"s so great about the Eiffel Tower?

Jonathan Glancey

What"s so great about the Eiffel Tower?

70 questions that will change the way you think about architecture

by Jonathan Glancey

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Written in English

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  • Architecture,
  • History

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    Why do we find the idea of a multi-coloured Parthenon so shocking today? Why was the Eiffel Tower such a target for hatred when it was first built? Is the Sagrada Familia a work of genius or kitsch? Why has "Le Corbusier", one of the greatest of all architects, been treated as a villain? This book examines the critical legacy of both well known and either forgotten or underappreciated highpoints in the history of world architecture.

    Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    StatementJonathan Glancey
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsNA200 .G5272 2017
    The Physical Object
    Pagination176 pages
    Number of Pages176
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27230511M
    ISBN 10178067919X
    ISBN 109781780679198
    OCLC/WorldCa951711352

    The Eiffel Tower is one of the most famous structures in the whole world. It is located in Champ de Mars in Paris, France. It is named after Gustave Eiffel, the designer of the building. This iron tower is considered the tallest building in Paris and the fifth tallest in France. It is 1, ft high, including its antenna measuring 79 ft. Through 70 engaging, thought-provoking, and often amusing debates, Jonathan Glancey invites readers to take a fresh look at the reputations of the masterpieces and great architects in history.

      Nothing remotely like the Eiffel Tower had ever been built; it was twice as high as the dome of St. Peter’s in Rome or the Great Pyramid of contrast to such older monuments, the tower was erected in only about two years (–89), with a small labour force, at slight use of his advanced knowledge of the behaviour of metal arch and metal truss forms under loading, Eiffel. The Eiffel Tower (/ ˈ aɪ f əl / EYE-fəl; French: tour Eiffel [tuʁ‿ɛfɛl] ()) is a wrought-iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower.. Constructed from to as the entrance to the World's Fair, it was initially criticised by some of France's leading artists and.

    The famous novelist Guy de Maupassant hated it so much that he wanted to avoid seeing the tower and would therefore dine at the restaurant in the Eiffel Tower so that he could avoid looking at it directly. What is the Eiffel Tower Today? The Eiffel Tower is now the most important landmark in France.   Not so the Eiffel Tower—at least not to any great extent. It was vanity architecture in close to pure form. That’s not to say it was a sinkhole financially.


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Jonathan Glancey is set to release a book called What’s So Great About the Eiffel Tower. The book looks at the famous so-called masterpieces of architecture – such as the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona – with a fresh set of eyes.

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Why was the Eiffel Tower such a target for hatred when it was first built. I s the Sagrada. The tenth Exposition Universelle was organised in Paris infrom the 15th May to the 6th November, and it was for this occasion that the Eiffel Tower was built.

Stretching over 95 hectares, the Exposition filled the Champ-de-Mars, the Trocadero Hill, and the banks up to t.

Eiffel Tower is famous for its artistic and contemporary design. Even built in the late s, it is one of the best modern arts in Paris.

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