Item description for La Tour de 300 M'Tres (Tour Eiffel) by Bertrand Lemoine...
La tour magnifique: The construction of the Eiffel Tower in drawings and photographs in XXL-format! When it was completed in 1889, the Eiffel Tower was the highest structure in the world, measuring 300 meters (984 feet). Built for the World's Fair, it was initially granted a 20-year permit; this permit was thankfully extended and now the Eiffel Tower is one of the world's most famous structures, having become practically synonymous with Paris itself and receiving more than six million visitors annually. This XL reprint explores the design and construction of this remarkable building; published in 1900 as a large folio by Gustave Eiffel himself in a limited edition of 500 copies, the original was never sold on the market but given and donated by Eiffel. Featuring 53 double-page plates of technical drawings explaining the design as well as 11 photographs of the construction, the book reveals the complex and fascinating process of bringing the tower to life. Also included is a map depicting the entire area visible from the top of the tower.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 23.2" Width: 15.9" Height: 1.4" Weight: 8.2 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2006
ISBN 382284148X ISBN13 9783822841488
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More About Bertrand Lemoine
Specialist in the history of archtecture, construction, and cities in the 19th and 20th centuries, Bertrand Lemoine has curated numerous exhibitions and has widely published on the subjects of architecture and the history of iron and metal structures, including several books on the subject of Gustave Eiffel. Lemoine is director of the journal Architecture Acier Construction and has been editor in chief of AMC- Le Moniteur Architecture and L'acier pour Construire. He is a member of the Acadèmie d'architecture and teaches history of construction at l'ècole d'architecture de Marne-la-Vallèe. He is Research Director at the CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research) in Paris.
Reviews - What do customers think about La Tour de 300 M'Tres (Tour Eiffel)?
Best Book Ever Jun 26, 2007
I've been wanting to build model of Eiffel Tower for about 20 years. I've been drawing the main structure from bits and pieces I was able to collect over the years, and a lot of guess work. Then I came this book, and it was everything I've been looking for. It has all the dimensions and details you need to build an acurate model. It has details of the base of legs, the tower structure, original floor layouts and mechanical plans. This book is worth every penny, I wish I would of found it 20 years ago.
A must for construction engineers Feb 8, 2007
What can you say? You got all the original drawings, the explanations, and also the calculations. It is amazing the way they did things in the past. Also if you like history, the book is full of it. The book is a complete review of all the facts of the Eiffel Tower. You don't need to be an engineer to enjoy the book, but if you are, I bet you'll enjoy it even more. The pictures are excellent.
Fantastic Book! Jan 20, 2007
This is a wonderful reproduction of Gustav Eiffel's original design. Every detail of the Eiffel Tower is represented here. The book is HUGE, though, so make sure you have room for it.