The Saga of Sydney Opera House: The Dramatic Story of the Design and Construction of the Icon of Modern Australia, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Saga of Sydney Opera House

The Dramatic Story of the Design and Construction of the Icon of Modern Australia, 1st Edition

By Peter Murray

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184 pages | 20 B/W Illus.

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Description

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 Using previously unpublished files and papers, Murray has managed to unravel one of the most intriguing architectural controversies of recent times - what really happened when they built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

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

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

About the Author

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARC000000
ARCHITECTURE / General
ARC005000
ARCHITECTURE / History / General
ARC011000
ARCHITECTURE / Buildings / Public, Commercial & Industrial
ARC012000
ARCHITECTURE / Reference