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The Eiffel Tower

40Edition: Multilingual (English, French, German, Italian)Availability: In Stock
Commanding by day, twinkling by night, the Eiffel Tower has mesmerized Francophiles and lovers, artists and dreamers for over 125 years. Based on an original, limited-edition folio by Gustave Eiffel, this book presents design drawings, on-site photographs, and historical documents to explore the making of a global icon.
Hardcover11.7 x 16.5 in.4.36 lb176 pages
“A superb homage to the architect and his creation.”
XXL books are a minimum 39 cm (15.4 in.)
The Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower


Soaring Wonder

The making of the Eiffel Tower

“The Tower is also present to the entire world... a universal symbol of Paris... from the Midwest to Australia, there is no journey to France which isn’t made, somehow, in the Tower’s name.”
— Roland Barthes

When Gustave Eiffel completed his wrought iron tower on Paris’s Champ de Mars for the World’s Fair in 1889, he laid claim to the tallest structure in the world. Though the Chrysler Building would, 41 years later, scrape an even higher sky, the Eiffel Tower lost none of its lofty wonder: originally granted just a 20-year permit, the Tower became a permanent and mesmerizing fixture on the Parisian skyline. Commanding by day, twinkling by night, it has mesmerized Francophiles and lovers, writers, artists, and dreamers from all over the world, welcoming around seven million visitors every single year.

Based on an original, limited edition folio by Gustave Eiffel himself, this fresh TASCHEN edition explores the concept and construction of this remarkable building. Step by step, one latticework layer after another, Eiffel’s iconic design evolves over double-page plates, meticulous drawings, and on-site photographs, including new images and even more historical context. The result is at once a gem of vintage architecture and a unique insight into the idea behind an icon.
The author

Specialist in the history of architecture, 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 was director of the journal Architecture Acier Construction and Acier, revue d’architecture. He has been editor in chief of AMC-Le Moniteur Architecture and L’Acier pour Construire. He is the president of the Académie d’architecture.

The Eiffel Tower
Hardcover29.6 x 42 cm1.98 kg176 pages

ISBN 978-3-8365-8441-8

Edition: Multilingual (English, French, German, Italian)
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Luigi F.,March 22, 2023
Huge book full of blue prints

Der Eiffelturm

Jörg-Michael,December 10, 2021
Ein wirklich tolles Buch, das mir viel Freude beim Betrachten bereitet, halt wie immer bei Taschen, super Buch, einzigartige Qualität