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The planners of the Paris World's Fair wanted something even more spectacular
than the Crystal Palace. But Paxton's triumph could not be capped by another
horizontal building, so they decided to go up: to build a tower that would be the ...
He wanted a pictorial speech that was entirely of this century, based on rapid
interconnection, changing viewpoints, and an adoration of “good” technology,
and the Tower was the supreme practical example of this in the daily life of Paris.
The Musée Grevin was one of several places that made up a “Surrealist itinerary”
of Paris: the Tour St.-Jacques, the Porte St.-Denis, the labyrinth of arcades and
glazed passageways like the Passage de l'Opéra, the melancholy belvedere of ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dbsovereign - LibraryThing
Wonderful pictures - some even full page! Nice overview of the last hundred years or so of art (through the 1980s) -- wow, and to think I've lived through about thirty years of this...(!). Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jcbrunner - LibraryThing
Coming late to the party, this tie-in to an early 1980s TV documentary series, I both like reading his poignant and wide-ranging introduction to 20th century art (that remains very wedded to the 19th ... Read full review