By Richard West
The perfect companion to Eiffel’s Tower (reviewed above) is Spectacular Paris, a gorgeous coffee-table book by the renowned publisher of beautiful photographic volumes, Rizzoli International Publications. William Scheller’s text is as illuminating as the pictures and illustrations. Chapter Eight, “The Building of Modern Paris,” begins a few years before the 1889 fair and brings you into the 21st century.
Spectacular Paris, William G. Scheller, Rizzoli, 2008.