La Tour Eiffel, Tour de Force

Along the same lines of Building the Empire State, there exists an historic photographic record of the construction of the Eiffel Tower. Although numbering much fewer in total, twenty images in all, they are no less exciting…especially when flipped! Once again, placing the images in perfect registration to each other, the illusion of the rising Eiffel Tower is stunning. The book includes some original source quotes entailing the controversy that ensued upon its construction. Gustav Eiffel went to great lengths defending his work against reknowned artists of the time, including Guy de Maupassant who described it as looking like an ugly chimney. 4 x 6 inches, 20 pgs, b&w.


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