When Gustave Eiffel’s company built Paris’ most recognizable monument for the 1889 World’s Fair, many regarded the massive iron structure with skepticism. Today, the Eiffel Tower, which continues to serve an important role in television and radio broadcasts, is considered an architectural wonder and attracts more visitors than any other paid tourist attraction in the world.
Essential Question: How does knowing the history of an art for help us create works of art?
Key Vocabulary: Europe, France, Paris, Eiffel Tower, Architecture, Lines, Vertical, Diagonal, Horizontal, Space, Point of View, Perspective, Foreground, Middle ground, background.
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