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The Saga of Sydney Opera House
The Dramatic Story of the Design and Construction of the Icon of Modern Australia





ISBN 9780415325226
Published November 20, 2003 by Routledge
184 Pages - 20 B/W Illustrations

 
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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 Using previously unpublished files and papers, Murray has managed to unravel one of the most intriguing architectural controversies of recent times - what really happened when they built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...

Table of Contents

Foreword  Introduction  Dramatis Personae  Significant Dates  1. A Magnificent Doodle 2. Collaboration and Creativity  3. The Move to Sydney  4. A Quart Into a Pint Pot  5. The Turn of the Screw  6. "You Have Forced Me to Leave"  7. The Aftermath  8. Ars Longa, Vita Brevis  Bibliography

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Biography

Peter Murray trained as an architect and is a former editor of the RIBA Journal, co-founder of the design and architecture magazine Blueprint and Chairman of Wordsearch. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Reviews

'Peter Murray presents a nicely balanced view of the controversies that have dogged this remarkable building. He has probably come closest to the real story of what happened in those years of struggle.' - CIOB International News