The Saga of Sydney Opera House

The Saga of Sydney Opera House




von: Peter Murray

Spon Press, 2003

ISBN: 9780203358160

Sprache: Englisch

145 Seiten, Download: 7151 KB

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The Saga of Sydney Opera House

Probably the most popular building of the last century, Sydney Opera House is the icon of modern Australia. It has repaid its 100 million AUD cost many times over both as a tourist attraction and as a cultural centre, as a brand, it is priceless. The story of its creation is one of both triumph and tragedy: universally loved these days, it was attacked by press and public when under construction. It is a masterpiece of modern architecture, yet Jorn Utzon, its designer, walked out before completion. Opinions are still divided over who was at fault when he resigned after a row with the client in 1966, and the story continues to rouse powerful passions to this day. Now, nearly 40 years later, Utzon has been invited back to oversee the building's refurbishment. Peter Murray's compelling and highly readable biography of the building presents both sides of the story. Using previously unpublished files and papers, Murray has managed to unravel one of the most intriguing architectural controversies of recent times - what really happened when they built Sydney Opera House...