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Summary Whats So Great About the Eiffel Tower? ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Why do we find the idea of a multi colored Parthenon so shocking today Why was the Eiffel Tower such a target for hatred when it was first built Is the Sagrada Família a work of genius or kitsch Why has Le Corbusier one of the greThe greatest of all architects been treated as a villainThis book examines the critical legacy of both well known and either forgotten or underappreciated highpoints in the history of world architecture Through 70 engaging t. A fantastically broad view of architecture Glancey manages to describe and educate about opposite views on most major built works from recent and ancient history At times the 'uestions' seem contrived and arbitrary and the comparisons of the two sides are often clearly biased Nevertheless this book peaked my interest in buildings that I had never heard of and achieved what the book aimed to do made me rethink my views on many architectural precedent
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Hought provoking and often amusing debates Jonathan Glancey invites readers to take a fresh look at the reputations of the masterpieces and great architects in history You may never look at architecture in the same way again. The author has chosen well known buildings and structures throughout the ages and asked uestions about them Examples include Crystal Palace Guggenheim Bilbao and Bauhaus Dassau He also asks whether architect Le Corbusier was a hero or a vilain and John Portman a futurist architect or real estate developer An interesting read
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Whats So Great About the Eiffel TowerWhy do we find the idea of a multi colored Parthenon so shocking today Why was the Eiffel Tower such a target for hatred when it was first built Is the Sagrada Família a work of genius or kitsch Why has Le Corbusier one of. I enjoyed the book but the text often lacks the depth that could have made it really good I felt like background information was lacking in some chapters and certain architects kept coming up again and again while others are barely mentioned if at all Why not put the chapters in a kind of chronological order Why not have a cohesive unifying idea for the book Not sure It seems like these were mostly a collection of “shower thoughts” albeit from someone who knows a lot While I learned a lot the author often mentioned buildings that were not pictured in the book I found this frustrating as I felt compelled to pause my reading to fetch my phone and google image whatever he was talking about Surely a book about architecture for casual architecture fans would be better about this I also found it funny that some chapters had a balanced perspective and others to be heavily opinionated Overall a good read I really enjoyed the chapter on Chartres