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Perrin
EAN : 9782262072322
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 256
Size : 120 x 190 mm
The Eiffel Tour

Release date : 20/09/2018
The most famous tower of the world seems so familiar, but do we really know it?
~The Eiffel Tower is currently undergoing an important face lift in the
run-up to the Olympic Games of 2024. After almost 130 years of
existence (in 2019), this monument symbolizes Paris and France
more than ever. Each year, it attracts 6 million visitors (more than
300 million since its inauguration in 1889, at the...
~The Eiffel Tower is currently undergoing an important face lift in the
run-up to the Olympic Games of 2024. After almost 130 years of
existence (in 2019), this monument symbolizes Paris and France
more than ever. Each year, it attracts 6 million visitors (more than
300 million since its inauguration in 1889, at the World Exhibition).
It is the fourth most visited monument in France, after the Louvre,
Versailles and Disneyland.
With a series of questions, this work draws the portrait of Gustave
Eiffel and relates the story of the project and the construction of the
tower through good and bad. Was the tower Eiffel’s idea ? Was he
a megalomaniac or an ambitious businessman? An authoritarian
pater familias? Was he a victim or a participant in the Panama
scandals? Is there a secret unknown architect of the edifice? Why
was Guy de Maupassant opposed to the project? Did the tower
almost disappear in 1909? Was it sabotaged in 1940? Why does it
attract daredevils from all over the world? Is it well protected from
terrorist attacks?...
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EAN : 9782262072322
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 256
Size : 120 x 190 mm
Perrin