Member Gallery Book Club: Eiffel’s Tower
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DateDecember 20, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Time06:30 pm - 08:30 pm
Member's Price $Free
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Join fellow Alliance members in the Main Gallery to explore literature – both fiction and non-fiction – revolving around art, artists, art history, and art appreciation. Participate in thoughtful group discussions that will expand your appreciation and knowledge of the world of art. This is yet another great benefit of membership at the Alliance!
The December title is Eiffel’s Tower by Jill Jonnes. 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.