Paperback What's so great about the Eiffel Tower? : 70 questions that will change the way you think about architecture / Jonathan Glancey.
Publication year: 2017
Publisher: London : Laurence King Publishing,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781780679198 (pbk.) :
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. 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.
176 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 21 cm