When the Eiffel Tower Was New: French Visions of Progress at the Centennial of the Revolution, 1989

Miriam R. Levin
With an introduction by Gabriel P. Weisberg

The Eiffel Tower was originally designed as the gateway to the Exposition Universelle of 1889.  Organized to mark the centenary of the French Revolution, the fair highlighted the enormous technological innovations and societal changes that had occurred over the previous hundred years.  When the Eiffel Tower Was New investigates the meaning of those changes and their impact on the subsequent history of France.

118 pages