What’s So Great About the Eiffel Tower?

70 Questions That Will Change the Way You Think about Architecture

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Jonathan Glancey

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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 Família 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. 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. You may never look at architecture in the same way again!

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Weight 380 g
Dimensions 14.7 x 19.7 cm
Publisher name Laurence King Publishing Ltd
Publication date 1 February 2017
Number of pages 176
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 14.7 x 19.7 cm
Weight 380 g