Gustave Eiffel

Gustave Eiffel

by Henri Loyrette, Rizzoli Staff

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Loyrette's examination of the life and works of famed engineer Gustave Eiffel is a readable and attractive addition to the literature about the important pio neer in iron construction. The author has made good use of the documenta tion available about Eiffel, and the many photographs and drawings repro duced here emphasize the significance of Eiffel's achievement. Key works dis cussed include the Bon Marche stores, the Nice Observatory, the Statue of Liberty framework, and the structures for the Exposition Universelle of 1878. The chapter on the Eiffel Tower, ``the last and greatest masterpiece'' of iron construction, is especially valuable. Highly recommended for most archi tecture collections. Edward H. Teague, Univ. of Florida Libs., Gaines ville

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