The Eiffel Tower: The History of Paris' Most Famous Landmark

The Eiffel Tower: The History of Paris' Most

*Includes pictures *Includes accounts of the construction written by Gustave Eiffel and others *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading *Includes a table of contents “Being the most striking manifestation of the art of metal structures by which our engineers have shown in Europe, it is one of the most striking of our modern national genius.” – Gustave Eiffel It’s the home of kings, emperors, and aristocrats, and the home of the Champs-Élysées, the Bastille, the Louvre and the salons that fueled the Enlightenment. For foreigners like Benjamin Franklin, it was the most beautiful city in the world, and millions of people still visit those same sites every year. Known as the “City of Light,” Paris seamlessly blends its rich past with all the trappings of a modern city, and the city’s features and qualities are taken for granted today, but Paris was not always that way. In fact, it took nearly half a century of redesigning the city during the 19th century to transform it into the city it is today. Paris’s expansion also required new monuments, administrative buildings, and other public buildings. The urban renewal of Paris coincided with the Neoclassicism movement in art and architecture that had taken hold across Europe, which incorporated t...

  • ASIN: 1511735643

Pop-up Paris (Lonely Planet Kids)

Pop-up Paris (Lonely Planet

Paris will come alive with this beautiful and colourful pop-up book from Lonely Planet Kids. With a set of six stunning pop-ups and gorgeous illustrations, this book is the perfect introduction to the magic of Paris for any age. This stylish look at the city's iconic landmarks will kickstart the travel bug in young explorers! Pop-up Paris includes pop-ups of the Eiffel Tower, the Pompidou Centre, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Moulin Rouge, the Arc de Triomphe and a tower of delicious macarons! Also available: Pop-up London, Pop-up New York About Lonely Planet Kids: From the world's leading travel publisher comes Lonely Planet Kids, a children's imprint that brings the world to life for young explorers everywhere. With a range of beautiful books for children aged 5-12, we're kickstarting the travel bug and showing kids just how amazing our planet can be. From bright and bold sticker activity books, to beautiful gift titles bursting at the seams with amazing facts, we aim to inspire and delight curious kids, showing them the rich diversity of people, places and cultures that surrounds us. We pledge to share our enthusiasm and love of the world, our sense of humour and continual fascination for what it is that makes the world we live in the diverse and magnificent place it is. It's goin...

  • ASIN: 1760343358

Gustave Eiffel's Spectacular Idea: The Eiffel Tower (The Story Behind the Name)

Gustave Eiffel's Spectacular Idea: The Eiffel Tower (The

Have you ever seen the Eiffel Tower? Gustave Eiffel’s tower is one of the most recognized landmarks in the world, but it wasn’t an easy path to turn his idea into a reality. Readers will love learning the story behind the name as they follow along with Gustave’s beginnings as a bridge designer and the engineer behind the Statue of Liberty, the criticism and personal attacks by the media he faced while building the tower, and his eventual world-renowned success.

  • ASIN: 1479571660

Where Is the Eiffel Tower?

Where Is the Eiffel

Learn about the Eiffel Tower, beloved and iconic symbol of Paris, France, and one of the most recognizable structures in the world!When the plans for the Eiffel Tower were first announced, many people hated the design of the future landmark, calling it  ungainly and out of step with the beautiful stone buildings of the city. But once it went up for the World's Fair in 1889, the people of Paris quickly fell in love with the tower. Today it seems impossible to imagine Paris without the Eiffel Tower, which greets millions of visitors each year who climb up its wrought-iron stairs, ride its glass elevators, and enjoy the wonderful views of the city spread out below it.This book, part of the New York Times best-selling series, is enhanced by eighty illustrations and a detachable fold-out map complete with four photographs on the back.

  • Brand: GROSSET DUNLAP
  • ASIN: 0451533844

Mission Paris: A Scavenger Hunt Adventure (Travel Guide For Kids)

Mission Paris: A Scavenger Hunt Adventure (Travel Guide

Headed to Paris with kids? Want to ensure your young explorers get the most out of their incredible opportunity to experience the City of Light? Then you've come to the right place! Mission Paris takes your young travelers through the famous sights of Paris, engaging them in an exciting scavenger hunt as you explore city landmarks together. Say “au revoir” to a trip filled with the stress of keeping everyone entertained. Instead, say “bonjour!” to a memorable family vacation. Imagine - your kids will be excited to sightsee (yes, even at museums!) as you discover the wonders of Paris as a family. Get Mission Paris today for your young jet-setters…and make sure it’s in their bag when they take off for France! Mission Paris offers a fun vacation for everyone - with a captivating, spy-theme scavenger hunt packed with entertaining activities. When your kids set off on their “mission,” with the goal of earning enough points to become a “special agent,” they’ll gain points as: -Art Sleuths: They’ll search for clues in the treasures of the Louvre and Musée d’Orsay. -Culture Detectives: They’ll discover the fascinating stories behind landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and Château de Vincennes, practice a bit of “français” (French), and sample ...

  • Brand: Ingramcontent
  • ASIN: 0989226743

Eiffel's Tower: The Thrilling Story Behind Paris's Beloved Monument and the Extraordinary World's Fair That Introduced It

Eiffel's Tower: The Thrilling Story Behind Paris's Beloved

The story of the world-famous monument and the extraordinary world’s fair that introduced it, by the author of Conquering Gotham and Urban Forests In this first general history of the Eiffel Tower in English, Jill Jonnes-acclaimed author of Conquering Gotham-offers an eye- opening look not only at the construction of one of the modern world's most iconic structures, but also the epochal event that surrounded its arrival as a wonder of the world. In this marvelously entertaining portrait of Belle Époque France, fear and loathing over Eiffel's brash design share the spotlight with the celebrities that made the 1889 Exposition Universelle an event to remember-including Buffalo Bill and his sharpshooter Annie Oakley, Thomas Edison, and artists Whistler, Gauguin, and van Gogh. Eiffel's Tower is a richly textured portrait of an era at the dawn of modernity, reveling in the limitless promise of the future.

  • ASIN: 0143117297

Kids' Travel Guide - France & Paris: The fun way to discover France & Paris - especially for kids (Kids' Travel Guides)

Kids' Travel Guide - France & Paris: The

Ever dreamed of a fun family vacation and ended up with bored, complaining kids instead? NOW! Get the secret to a fun, relaxing—and educational—family trip in Paris… Yes, with the kids!A travel guide and activity book in one! Enjoy a new family adventure in Paris, France!With Kids’ Travel Guide – France & Paris the kids enjoy fun fact, challenging tasks, useful tips, coloring pages and exciting quizzes. There will be no boring moments in your vacation…Your kid become a little expert about France: its geography, flags and symbols, and interesting history, as well as French culture — including customs, language, and even French food.Your little tour guide will take you through Paris attractions and much more. Be sure to visit the best sites for kids: The greatest Eiffel Tower, the famous Arch of Triumph, the beautiful Champs-Elysees, and many magnificent parks and gardens —plus all the fun things to do in Paris!From planning and packing to returning home. The France & Paris travel guide Helps the kids to get prepared at home. At the end of the trip, it will become a souvenir of your travel that the whole family can treasure for a lifetime. You, the parents… All you need to do is to find an available bench and relax your Paris vacation while you enjoy your activ...

  • ASIN: 1910994065

Paris: The Novel

Paris: The

  • ASIN: B009Y4I5N2

Fodor's Essential France (Full-color Travel Guide)

Fodor's Essential France (Full-color Travel

Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for more than 80 years. Unforgettable artwork, heavenly villages, and dream cities--there are so many reasons to visit France that deciding where to go and what to do can be a bit overwhelming. Fodor's Essential France takes the guesswork out of choosing the perfect French experiences by compiling the top choices chosen by Fodor's army of France-based writers. This travel guide includes: · Dozens of full-color maps plus a handy pullout map with essential Paris information · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks · Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path · In-depth breakout features on Provence's fields of lavender, the wine cellars of Champagne, and Mont-St-Michel's medieval glory · Side trips from Paris including Chartres, Versailles, and Monet's Garden   · Coverage of Paris Neighbourhoods, Western Ile-de-France, Eastern Ile-de-France, Loire Valley, and Grenoble Planning to focus on just part of France? Check out Fodor's travel guides to Paris and Provence & the French Riviera.

  • Brand: FODORS
  • ASIN: 1101880031

Coco Chanel (Little People, BIG DREAMS)

Coco Chanel (Little People, BIG

In this international bestseller from the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the inspiring story of this international style icon. Following the death of her mother, Coco spent her early life in an orphanage, where she was taught how to use a needle and thread. From there, she became a cabaret singer, seamstress, hat maker, and, eventually, the world's most famous fashion designer. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the designer's life.Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardcover versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games, and other fun learning tools provide even mor...

  • Brand: Frances Lincoln Children s Bks
  • ASIN: 1847807844

National Geographic Walking Paris, 2nd Edition: The Best of the City (National Geographic Pocket Guide)

National Geographic Walking Paris, 2nd Edition: The Best

See the delights of Paris with 15 carefully curated itineraries, written by an expert travel writer, that showcase the city's best sights. Fun features include in-depth looks at major icons, "best of" lists of quintessential things to see and do, and insider information full of local knowledge. A "travel essentials" section has planning tips and hand-picked hotels. Travelers will find top-notch, streamlined, and useful information that goes beyond the internet basics to ensure a rewarding, authentic, and memorable urban experience.

  • Brand: imusti
  • ASIN: 1426216580

City Trails - Paris (Lonely Planet Kids)

City Trails - Paris (Lonely Planet

Here's a book about Paris that's seriously streetwise! Let Marco and Amelia, our Lonely Planet explorers, take you off the tourist trail and guide you on a journey through Paris you'll never forget. This book is perfect for anyone who has been to Paris, plans to go there or is just interested in finding out more about this amazing city! Discover Paris's best-kept secrets, amazing stories and loads of other cool stuff from the comfort of your own home, or while out and about in the city. Find out where you can ride a dodo, how to paint the Eiffel Tower, where Paris keeps its historic underpants and lots more! For ages 8 and up. Contents: Expect the Unexpected In, On and Over The Water Paris by the Nose City Shapes The World's Smoochiest City? Off With Their Heads Up With The Emperor Sporty Paris Paris on a Plate Rumblings Under the Streets Paris, C'est Chic Paris on the Prowl It Happened First in Paris Paris by Paintbrush Cops and Robbers Ghostly, Grim and Grisly Paris Magic Rats, Cats and a Hunchback Paris After Dark Also available: London City Trails, New York City Trails. About Lonely Planet Kids: From the world's leading travel publisher comes Lonely Planet Kids, a children's imprint that brings the world to life for young explorers everywhere. With a range of beautiful books...

  • Brand: Lonely Planet
  • ASIN: 1760342246

Paris: A Photographic Journey

Paris: A Photographic

Paris: A Photographic Journey provides a historical introduction to the subject and then, in nearly 200 photographs, a journey through its historical sights—bringing the story up to date with scenes of the awful fire that ravaged Notre Dame cathedral in April 2019. Paris has long been popularly known as the “City of Light” for its architectural beauty and tradition of intellectualism. It is the royal city of Louis XIV, the Sun King, and Napoleon. It is the intellectual city of Enlightenment luminaries such as Rousseau and Voltaire. It is the city of bloody revolution and Madame la Guillotine. It is a city of variety—of magnificent Gothic cathedrals, the grand avenues of Baron Haussmann, and cutting-edge contemporary buildings.  Artists, writers, and poets have flocked to Paris through the years and all attempted to capture something of its complexity and verve—such renowned names as Toulouse Lautrec, Seurat, Picasso, Dumas, Hugo, and Rimbaud among them. Paris is the city of elegance but alongside the Belle Époque designs are the risqué dancers of the Moulin Rouge. It is redolent of music and high fashion, of opulence and decadence, of culture and rigorous philosophy. Above all, though, it is a city of enchantment. Paris has been seducing visitors for countless centu...

  • ASIN: 0785837744

Eiffel's Tower for Young People

Eiffel's Tower for Young

Eiffel's Tower for Young People is a vivid, lively pageant of people and cultures meeting—and competing—on the world stage at the dawn of the modern era.The 1889 World's Fair was a worldwide event showcasing the cutting-edge cultural and technological accomplishments of the world's most powerful nations on the verge of a new century. France, with its long history of sophistication and cultivation and a new republican government, presented the Eiffel Tower, the world's tallest structure, crafted from eighteen thousand pieces of wrought iron and 2.5 million rivets, as a symbol of national pride and engineering superiority. The United States, with its brash, can-do spirit, full of pride in its frontier and its ingenuity, presented the rollicking Wild West show of Buffalo Bill Cody and Annie Oakley, and the marvelous new phonograph of Thomas Edison.With historical photos throughout, outsized personalities, squabbling artists, and a sprinkling of royalty, this dramatic history opens a window to a piece of the past that, in its passions and politics, is an unforgettable portrait of a unique moment in history.

  • ASIN: 1609809173

Thirty-Six Views of the Eiffel Tower

Thirty-Six Views of the Eiffel

Thirty-Six Views of the Eiffel Tower is an eminently giftable tribute to the greatest sight in the City of Light. A gorgeous re-creation of Henri Rivi re's original 1902 volume offers a stunning view of turn-of-the-century Paris. Sometimes looming in the foreground, sometimes a tiny detail on the horizon, the tower is always present: piercing the sky above a teeming street scene; populated with daring construction workers far above the earth; and peacefully distant above a tranquil Seine. Published in association with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, this enchanting collection is sure to be cherished by Francophiles the world over.

  • Brand: Brand: Chronicle Books
  • ASIN: 0811876985

Notebook. Eiffel Tower Cover. Composition Notebook. College Ruled. 8.5 x 11. 120 Pages.

Notebook. Eiffel Tower Cover. Composition Notebook. College Ruled.

Notebook. Eiffel Tower Cover. Composition Notebook. College Ruled. 8.5 x 11. 120 Pages. This Notebook features:Size 8.5 x 11 in (21.6 x 27.9 cm)College ruled. 120 blank lined pages Book industry standard professional bindingPaperback with matte cover finishThis Notebook is great for school or college work - for composition, essay writing, note taking. This is perfect for self use or as a gift to family, friends or classmates.Thank you!

  • ASIN: 1075837618

A Paris All Your Own: Bestselling Women Writers on the City of Light

A Paris All Your Own: Bestselling Women Writers

A collection of all-new Paris-themed essays written by some of the biggest names in women’s fiction, including Paula McLain, Therese Anne Fowler, Maggie Shipstead, and Lauren Willig—edited by Eleanor Brown, the New York Times bestselling author of The Weird Sisters and The Light of Paris. “My time in Paris,” says New York Times–bestselling author Paula McLain (The Paris Wife), “was like no one else’s ever.” For each of the eighteen bestselling authors in this warm, inspiring, and charming collection of personal essays on the City of Light, nothing could be more true.While all of the women writers featured here have written books connected to Paris, their personal stories of the city are wildly different. Meg Waite Clayton (The Race for Paris) and M. J. Rose (The Book of Lost Fragrances) share the romantic secrets that have made Paris the destination for lovers for hundreds of years. Susan Vreeland (The Girl in Hyacinth Blue) and J. Courtney Sullivan (The Engagements) peek behind the stereotype of snobbish Parisians to show us the genuine kindness of real people. From book club favorites Paula McLain, Therese Anne Fowler (Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald), and anthology editor Eleanor Brown (The Light of Paris) to mystery writer Cara Black (Murder in the Marais), hi...

  • ASIN: 0399574476

Notebook. Eiffel Tower Cover. Composition Notebook. College Ruled. 8.5 x 11. 120 Pages.

Notebook. Eiffel Tower Cover. Composition Notebook. College Ruled.

Notebook. Eiffel Tower Cover. Composition Notebook. College Ruled. 8.5 x 11. 120 Pages. This Notebook features:Size 8.5 x 11 in (21.6 x 27.9 cm)College ruled. 120 blank lined pages Book industry standard professional bindingPaperback with matte cover finishThis Notebook is great for school or college work - for composition, essay writing, note taking. This is perfect for self use or as a gift to family, friends or classmates.Thank you!

  • ASIN: 1075837952

Tricky Vic: The Impossibly True Story of the Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower

Tricky Vic: The Impossibly True Story of the

A New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children's Book of 2015In the early 1900s, Robert Miller, a.k.a. “Count Victor Lustig,” moved to Paris hoping to be an artist. A con artist, that is. He used his ingenious scams on unsuspecting marks all over the world, from the Czech Republic, to Atlantic ocean liners, and across America. Tricky Vic pulled off his most daring con in 1925, when he managed to "sell" the Eiffel Tower to one of the city’s most successful scrap metal dealers! Six weeks later, he tried to sell the Eiffel Tower all over again. Vic was never caught. For that particular scam, anyway. . . . Kids will love to read about Vic's thrilling life, and teachers will love the informational sidebars and back matter. Award-winner Greg Pizzoli’s humorous and vibrant graphic style of illustration mark a bold approach to picture book biography.

  • Brand: imusti
  • ASIN: 0670016527
  • UPC: 884572546100

The Paris Vendetta: A Novel (Cotton Malone Book 5)

The Paris Vendetta: A Novel (Cotton Malone Book

  • ASIN: B002PMVY1A

The Little Perfume Shop Off The Champs-Élysées

The Little Perfume Shop Off The

What is French for falling in love?When Del leaves small town America to compete in a perfume competition in Paris, she thinks it is just the next step on her five-year-plan. It’s an exciting opportunity. What started out as just a dream for Del and her twin sister is nearly in her grasp. If she wins this competition, they are on their way to opening their very own perfume boutique!Arriving in Paris, watching the sun glinting off the Seine and wandering the Champs-Elysees, Del discovers the most perfect perfumery she’s ever seen. Yet, as the competition dawns Del realises that whilst she might have had the best nose in her small village, her competitors seem to know more than she could ever have dreamed. This competition isn’t going to be easy…Del has the romance of Paris to sweep her away from her worries, but as the competition heats up, so does her desire for that which she cannot have! If only the dashing owner Sébastien didn’t smell so seductive, look so handsome and make her heart flutter like it never has before. They say love smells as sweet as a red rose in bloom, but Del would tell anyone that true love can’t be bottled – it’s beautiful and unique to everyone…even herself. With everything on the line for her future, can Del really let a little attract...

  • ASIN: B00W7Y9VGQ

The Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel

When it opened in 1889, just a few months before the Exposition Universelle for which it was commissioned, Parisians-from Dumas to de Maupassant-were appalled by the "useless and monstrous" tower Gustave Eiffel had planted in the heart of their beloved city. That enmity, however, was short-lived, and today the Eiffel Tower stands magnificently as one of our most beloved architectural landmarks, a testament to the artistry of 19th-century engineering, and the visual signature of the City of Light. The Eiffel Tower is a pictorial study of the great structure by acclaimed architectural photographer Lucienne Hervé, who began photographing the tower in his youth in the 1930s, and continued shooting it until he retired from photography in the 1990s. His ethereal images manage to convey the delicate balance between the tower's elegant ironwork and its sheer physical force. Ranging from pictorial studies of the tower in the Paris landscape to abstract compositions of iron and glass, his photographs are modern masterworks themselves. Architectural historian Barry Bergdoll, one of the preeminent scholars of 19th-century architecture, provides an introduction describing the controversial history of the tower.

  • ASIN: 1568983727

Notebook. Eiffel Tower Cover. Composition Notebook. College Ruled. 8.5 x 11. 120 Pages.

Notebook. Eiffel Tower Cover. Composition Notebook. College Ruled.

Notebook. Eiffel Tower Cover. Composition Notebook. College Ruled. 8.5 x 11. 120 Pages. This Notebook features:Size 8.5 x 11 in (21.6 x 27.9 cm)College ruled. 120 blank lined pages Book industry standard professional bindingPaperback with matte cover finishThis Notebook is great for school or college work - for composition, essay writing, note taking. This is perfect for self use or as a gift to family, friends or classmates.Thank you!

  • ASIN: 1075838827

National Geographic Traveler: Paris, 4th Edition

National Geographic Traveler: Paris, 4th

All the fabled sights of the City of Lights are here, from the Eiffel Tower to the Louvre, with detailed information on how best to visit (purchase a museum pass, for instance, for the best price into museums). Readers will also discover a plethora of lesser known sights (secret Parisian parks and the ultra chic Avenue Montaigne among them), as well as popular excursions, including the marvelous palace of Versailles and the medieval village of Provins. . The guide also includes mapped walking tours (strolls around the Old Marais, Grands Boulevards, and Montparnasse); detailed features on history, culture, and contemporary life; and 3-D illustrations. An in-depth chapter describes Paris's history and culture, and a detailed back section features practical information, including how to get around, an extensive listing of handpicked hotels and restaurants, and select activities and entertainment options.   Aimed at active travelers who want authentic, enriching, cultural experiences and expert advice from a trustworthy source, National Geographic Travelers provide ways for people to experience a place rather than just visit, and give the true feel of each destination not easily found online.

  • Brand: Natl Geographic Society
  • ASIN: 1426215460
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