- La Tour
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.