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What's So Great About The Eiffel Tower?

What's So Great About The Eiffel Tower?

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Why does the idea of a brightly painted Parthenon seem "wrong" now? Is the Sagrada Família basilica a work of genius or kitsch? How has the brilliant Le Corbusier been regarded as a villain, and what led 300 French writers and artists to create a petition branding the Eiffel Tower as a monstrosity? Get a fresh perspective on 70 famous, ... More
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Why does the idea of a brightly painted Parthenon seem "wrong" now? Is the Sagrada Família basilica a work of genius or kitsch? How has the brilliant Le Corbusier been regarded as a villain, and what led 300 French writers and artists to create a petition branding the Eiffel Tower as a monstrosity? Get a fresh perspective on 70 famous, forgotten, and underappreciated builders and buildings around the world with this book of illustrated, illuminating profiles. Architecture critic and broadcaster Jonathan Glancey examines their legacies in his engaging, often amusing debates—you may never look at architecture the same way again.


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